Gallery of some Exceptionally Large Gemstones found in Sri Lanka

Large blue sapphire found in Palmadulla Sri Lanka weighing 250 carats
Large blue sapphire found at Palmadulla Sri Lanka weighing 250 carats

1) A large blue sapphire found at Palmadulla, Sri Lanka (See photo above), weighing 250 carats. It is a corn flower blue sapphire of exceptional quality.

Splender of Sri Lanka blue sapphire gemstone weighing 1.6 kg
Splender of Sri Lanka blue sapphire gemstone weighing 1.6 kg

2) Splendor of Sri Lanka, large blue sapphire gemstone weighing 1.6 kg (See photo above) was found at Palmadulla.

A large yellow sapphire weighing 1.3kg found at Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
A large yellow sapphire weighing 1.3kg found at Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

3) A large yellow sapphire weighing 1.3 kg was found 2 kilometers from Ratnapura.

Corundum crystal showing parallel growth
Corundum crystal showing parallel growth

4) A large homogeneous corundum crystal showing parallel growth.

A large aquamarine crystal weighing 7.5 kg
A large aquamarine crystal weighing 7.5 kg

5) A large aquamarine crystal weighing 7.5 kg found near Hatton, Sri Lanka (See photo above).

Pride of Sri Lanka, deep blue sapphire weighing 850 carats
Pride of Sri Lanka, deep blue sapphire weighing 850 carats

6) The pride of Sri Lanka (See photograph above) refers to  a deep blue sapphire with an enormous weight of 850 carats. This gemstone was discovered near Ratnapura.

Ray of Treasure is a 105-carats chrysoberyl cat's eye from Sri Lanka
Ray of Treasure is a 105-carats chrysoberyl cat's eye from Sri Lanka

7) Ray of Treasure: is a 105 carat chrysoberyl cat’s eye of exceptional quality that was mined from the gem gravels of Sri Lanka. It exhibits the most desirable quality of a chrysoberyl cat’s eye- ‘Milk and Honey’ effect. It also has a good transparency and a well defined silver ray. The nearly flawless cat’s eye cut in excellent proportions forms part of the collection of the National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA), Sri Lanka.

One thought on “Gallery of some Exceptionally Large Gemstones found in Sri Lanka

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    carif says:

    Sir,
    I have also photos of some exceptionally large gemstones which are bigger than the above. I would like to post it on your website. would it be possible.

    With regards,

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