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The world's biggest new blue star sapphire found in Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan gem trader claims that he owns a large blue star sapphire, which is said to be the world’s largest of its kind.

He claimed that the gem weighs some 2800 carats (Around 485 grams). The owner of the gem is reportedly a person from Beruwala. The value of the gem has not yet been calculated.

However, another Sri Lankan gem trader who owns a large blue star sapphire earlier said that has decided to sell the dazzling stone, with a dizzying asking price of US$300 million. The gemology institute in the capital Colombo has certified that the gem weighs 1404.49 carats.