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Sri Lankan Sapphires (Ceylon)

Posted by | Tuesday, April 10, 2018

More sapphires over 100 carats in size have come from Sri Lanka than any other location. 423.00 ct Logan Sapphire in the Smithsonian ( Sapphires have been mined in Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon) for over 2000 years. These sapphires are known for their brilliance due to their generally lighter tone than Kashmir or Burmese sapphires. This lighter tone is, in general, due to a lower iron content found in those sapphires. The cornflower blue color of these gems is normally...

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