history, Sri Lanka has been known as a land of gems. King
Solomon was said to have procured a great ruby for the Queen
of Sheba from Ceylon. Marco Polo wrote of wonderful Ceylon
The Blue Sapphire is king of Sri Lankan gems. The 400 carat
Blue Sapphire called “Blue
, which adorns the British Crown,
is from Sri Lanka. The beautiful star sapphire misnamed the
“Star of India”
displayed at a New York’s Museum of Natural History.
the illama soil also bears cat’s
and variety of other stones.
Sri Lanka, the island known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean
lives up to its nickname as a hotbed for a variety of gems.
Sri Lanka is home to 40 varieties of Gems out of 85 varieties
available in the whole world. Gems of Sri Lanka have found
there way to many a court all over the world since time immemorial.