Corundum v. Sapphire

Corundum v. Sapphire

Regular price $5,200.00
SKU:40761
Locality: Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Dimensions: 3.2 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm

Sri Lanka's Ratnapura District has produced sough-after gems since antiquity, helping cement Sri Lanka's reputation as the "Island of Gemstones." Most gem specimens are either highly abraded due to their alluvial nature, or are immediately faceted, however, so high-quality crystals such as this striking yellow sapphire are rare. This is a wonderful example of sapphire corundum from this classic district, with great color, luster, and crystal form. Ex. Proctor Family Trust Collection.

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