Sapphire is a precious gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, consisting of aluminium oxide with trace amounts of elements such as iron, titanium, chromium, copper, or magnesium.
Sapphire helps the user stay on the Spiritual Path, boosting psychic and spiritual powers, and is a great stone for Earth and Chakra healing.
also, all corundums share some energies in common, the various colours of Sapphire have individual vibrational signatures and different spiritual properties.
Sapphire was used by the Etruscans over 2,500 years ago and was also prized in ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt. Revered as a stone of royalty, sapphire was believed to keep kings safe from harm or envy.
Mining on the island of Sri Lanka goes back at least 2000 years. We have our own heritage in the mining arena. Our island is called Gem Island & also “Ratna Dweepa” because of the large variety of gems found here. To visit Sri Lanka is to experience one of the great gem sources and trading centers in the world.
Traveling in Sri Lanka, you realize it is a large island with very diverse environments. Gemstone mining in Sri Lanka is mostly from secondary deposits. The gravels yield sapphire, ruby, cat’s-eye, chrysoberyls, spinel, garnet, beryl, tourmaline, topaz, quartz, and many other gemstones. Besides the well-known Pangaea, which existed about 300 million years ago, there were several other supercontinents in Earth’s early history. Their assembly and breakup cycles helped form most of the world’s gem deposits. Some of these cycles are directly related to gem formation in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka’s long history and culture in gem mining and faceting have long given life to an artisan culture, which still sustains the skills required to maintain a winning industry. Sri Lanka has been well known as a high-quality cutting and polishing destination with competitive pricing and still maintains a reputation as one of the best cutting centres for service cutting in the world. A skilled cutter can make slight angle adjustments to the table to achieve a fine color with a higher weight yield. Sri Lankan lapidarists are not only specialised for free size and precision cutting but has capability in producing stones as small as 1mm, 2mm, 3mm of a millimetre with zero or very low tolerance according to technical drawings supplied by the customers. At present, Sri Lankan lapidaries are catering to a highly prestigious clientele in the watch and jewellery industry including Rolex, Mont Blanc, Bvlgari, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., etc.