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Sapphire Ring Co first heard news of this sapphire from our gem broker in Sri Lanka back in the summer of 2012, at the time the sizes and value where not very clear however we knew any sapphire close to this size of gem quality will be an extremely rare stone and well worth a visit.
The sapphire was found by a man who owned a large amount of land with his relevantly small home not far from the city of Ratnapura , upon the find of this sapphire the stone was taken by him to one of the lager Gem houses in Sri Lanka where he was paid a very good price for the sapphire.
Our Gem Broker works with us on a daily bases buying sapphires and rubies for us at the Gem markets on Wednesday and Saturday and now Sunday's at Beruwala, as well as meeting with small family miners and cooperatives who will meet with him at the office there, here he will search for the finest of sapphires in a array of colors from the richest of blues to the brightest of pinks the choices of colors we have bought here covers ever spectrum of the rainbow.
The Logan Sapphire is one of the words largest cut fine sapphires.
Oldest sapphires in the world to be mined, recently a yellow gold ring set with a small oval uncut ( Ceylon ) sapphires was found in England dating back to the to Anglo-Saxon times ( 5 th to 6 th century )It's very likely that the ring belonged originally to an Anglo-Saxon Archbishop of York, one of the Earls of Northumbria or a senior member of one of Anglo-Saxon England's royal families in the 5 to 6 th century.This Video shows small deposits of gravel being taking to the surface were the gravel will be sieved and panned to see if there are any rough sapphires, on average a mine like this could yield around 10 to 15 ct's of gem quality sapphires per month and occasionally finding one or two sapphires per year around 4 to 5 ct's.Its extremely rare to find sapphires in blues over 5 ct's of gem quality.The main purpose of the corporation was to provide systematic improvement to the Sri Lankan gem industry by helping to improve skills and craftsmanship, increasing gem exports, allocating state-owned land for gem mining, and issuing permits and licenses.With the broadening of these objectives the Corporation has subsequently been restructured and renamed as the National Gem and Jewelry Authority (since 1993).
Miners soon learned that the large deposit could be found in old stream beds digging down to old clay beds were many blue and yellow sapphire were found, at the time this became messy and destructive to the land disputes between farmers and miners became heated at times which lead to new mining methods which we still see today, these new mines mainly consist of a vertical mine shaft going down from 10 to 20 feet using feeder tunnels below ( like bicycle spokes ) using bamboo and timber to support the walls of these shallow mines.