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Star of Lanka Sapphire

Origin of name

The name reflects the type of gemstone and country of origin

The name “Star of Lanka” reflects both the type of gemstone and its country of origin. The gemstone is a blue star sapphire with a distinct six-rayed…

The Black Star of Queensland Famous Black Sapphire Gemstone

Black Star of Queensland

Origin of Name

The Name Black Star of Queensland reflects both the nature of the gemstone and its place of origin. The 733-carat Black Star of Queensland is the largest black star sapphire in the world, and was discovered in the 1930s in the Anakie Sapphire fields of the Rubyvale area in the State of Queensland, in northeastern…