“The Island of Ceylon was the world’s first source of Sapphires and remained the premiere supplier of these Gem quality stones for centuries. No Sapphire in the world can equal that obtained on Sri Lanka” Dr. Eduward Gublin
Sri Lanka is indeed the charming tropical paradise blessed with the unblemished generosity of nature’s liberality and bounteousness. The Island ever so gorgeous and beautifully sculptured with meticulous natural craftsmanship is the definite “Treasure Cove” of a seemingly unending retinue of vividly coloured mesmerizing gemstones stones of alluring finery & radiance. Most famous among these equally alluring gorgeous coloured Gemstones is the dazzling BLUE SAPPHIRE which also is the National Gemstone of the Island nation.
The Blue Sapphires of Sri Lanka also referred to as ‘Ceylon Sapphires’ as Sri Lankan was known during the colonial era. Sapphires from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) are world renowned for their uniqueness in Color, Clarity & Quality to shimmer in their “Cornflower Blue luster”. The Ceylon Sapphires have been undoubtedly acknowledged and accepted to be conspicuously superior in value and preference to other cradles of sapphires sourced from elsewhere Nations. The Blue Sapphire being most unique to Sri Lanka constitute of an unsurpassed degree of extraordinary clarity and transparency has not only established its position as the premier most coloured stone amongst the discriminatory International Gemstone & Jewellery fraternity, but with its glorious brilliance has also established Sri Lanka as “THE SAPPHIRE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD”.
The Magnificent “Ceylon Sapphires” have continued to adorn Crowns, Thrones and Tiaras of many Kings and Queens whilst several others have become the prized possessions of the Rich, Erudite collectors as well as Prestigious Learning Institutes and Museums who have adored them among their priceless chattels.
Prince Charles Heir to the British Throne charmed his fiancée Lady Diana Spencer with a dazzling engagement ring consisting of uniquely magnificent 12 Carat Cornflower Blue Oval Ceylon Sapphire encircled by 14 solitaire diamonds personally handpicked from Pelmadulla Sri Lanka by Garrads the Royal Jeweler. The royal tradition continued over the years with Prince William signifying his engagement to Ms Kate Middleton with the gracious Cornflower Blue Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond cluster ring.
Furthermore, the St. Edward’s Sapphire, set in a Maltese cross resting atop the imperial crown of the British Monarchy also traces its origins back to Sri Lanka. These testamentary artefacts admired and highly desired across the universe tantalizingly embellished by the Blue Sapphires from Sri Lanka has fittingly dubbed this paradise as the ‘The Sapphire Capital’ of the World’.