The Blue Giant of the Orient. October 24 2015
They are the 400 carat Blue Belle of the Orient, the 423 carat Logan Sapphire and the 466 carat Blue Giant of the Orient. In this post, I explore the largest and mysterious of them all, the Blue Giant of the Orient.
The rough that housed this incredible gem was found in 1907 in the ‘Kalu Ganga’ (black river) which serpents its way through the foothills of Adam’s Peak in the district of Ratnapura (the city of gems as it is known in 'Sinhala'-native tongue in Sri Lanka). From the point at which it was found, Messrs O. L. M. Macan Markar & Co knew that this gem was going to be something extraordinary!
As of today, the Blue Giant of Orient is still under private hands. Its location, its bearer and its beauty still remains known only to a privileged few. The circumstances that produced this gem are as rare as its public disclosure but we can be rest assured that it is kept safe and secure by its mystery owner. Hopefully, it won’t take another 90 years for it to be made visible to the rest of the world.
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