WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Asia Records Institute (ASRI) – Queen of Asia: Largest natural corundum blue sapphire in the world

15-12-2021

(WorldKings.org) It weighs 310 kilograms (1,600,000 carats).

Queen of Asia is the large natural corundum blue sapphire. It weighs 310 kilograms (~1,600,000 carats). It was found in Batugedara in the Ratnapura district.

Ratnapura is known as the gem capital of the South Asian country, which is a leading exporter of sapphires and other precious gems.

The sapphire was put on display at the home of one of the gem pit owners in Horana, 65 kilometers (40 miles) south of Colombo. A group of Buddhist monks chanted blessings for the gemstone before it was unveiled.

The stone was found in the gem-rich Ratnapura area where local people had previously found the world's largest star sapphire cluster in a backyard by accident.

The country earned around half a billion dollars through the export of gems, diamonds and other jewelry last year, the local gems and jewelry industry body reported.

According to cnn


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