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Friday, 08 January 2016 - 14:05
World’s Largest Blue Sapphire Owner Ponders Its Fate
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"I would love to keep it and have it exhibited and share it with the public,"

"But I have to balance it out with my security concerns." Said the owner

The owner of the world’s largest blue sapphire, which he says is worth more than $100 million, said on Thursday he is deciding whether to auction the Sri Lankan gem or display it as an international attraction.

The polished oval sapphire is as large as a person's palm and weighs 1404.49 carats (281 grams), according to a local industry body that certified it, the Gemological Institute of Colombo.

The National Gem and Jewelry Authority of Sri Lanka confirmed the stone was the world's largest blue sapphire. It was mined in Sri Lanka's central district of Ratnapura and is a classified as a natural corundum un-heated blue star sapphire.

Local legend says Sri Lanka's world-famous blue sapphires were formed by the tears of Adam after God expelled him from paradise.

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