This stone has received a bid of $10,200. Offers will be considered up until the close of business, 5pm, Friday 16th April 2021 (AEST-Australian).
Please contact us at [email protected] to place an offer.
This beautiful cushion shape 3.58 carat Blue Sapphire is from the mines of Sri Lanka.
It was selected by our gemologist for its exceptional clarity, table, and superb colour. Suitable as an investment stone, or for inclusion in a pendant or ring. When surrounded by a side setting of baguette diamonds or halo, the fire in this natural stone will be breathtaking.
Sapphires Engagement Rings became popular in the 15th century by wealthy and royal families. They were favoured over other precious stones because they symbolised nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness and hence became the perfect aspirational symbol for those to be betrothed.
Given the origins of this Ceylon Sapphire, we can be assured that it has been ethically mined and shaped by master craftsman. Stringent laws that ensure equitable profit-sharing arrangements between miners and mine owners, foreign ownership laws that prevent foreign mining intervention and a program for restoration of the mine excavations, protects the former ancient riverbeds that are now primarily grasslands.
Sri Lankan miners are unable to attain bank loans based on their mining profits, and therefore it is our priority to support their work by engaging with Sri Lankan gemologists who are so close to the source. Through them we are able to present our clients with the beautiful gems that adorn our jewellery. We are grateful for our Sri Lanka partners and hope that what we do at sovereign Stones goes some way to directly supporting their local communities and rewarding both their hard work and expertise.