Blue Belle of Asia

Nowadays exceptional quality colorful gemstones and color diamonds are also outstanding auction lots. The Blue Belle of Asia was discovered in 1926 at Pelmadula, Ratnapura (‘The City of Gems’ – this location contains the most gem deposits and derived its name from the gem industry) in Ceylon. For long centuries, the island of Sri Lanka has been a key source for sapphires. These sapphires are known for their high clarity, special color, and fingerprint inclusions. Almost 10 years later the Blue Belle of Asia was sold to a British automotive magnate, the founder of Morris Motors Ltd., Lord Nuffield (1877-1963). After this only rumors surround the fate of the stone. The 392.52 Carat, unheated sapphire, framed with brilliant-cut diamonds is a truly stunning sight even for the untrained eye, both for its size and color.




Blue Belle of Asia
Blue Belle of Asia

 

Blue Belle of Asia




Nowadays exceptional quality colorful gemstones and color diamonds are also outstanding auction lots. The Blue Belle of Asia was discovered in 1926 at Pelmadula, Ratnapura (‘The City of Gems’ – this location contains the most gem deposits and derived its name from the gem industry) in Ceylon. For long centuries, the island of Sri Lanka has been a key source for sapphires. These sapphires are known for their high clarity, special color, and fingerprint inclusions. Almost 10 years later the Blue Belle of Asia was sold to a British automotive magnate, the founder of Morris Motors Ltd., Lord Nuffield (1877-1963). After this only rumors surround the fate of the stone. The 392.52 Carat, unheated sapphire, framed with brilliant-cut diamonds is a truly stunning sight even for the untrained eye, both for its size and color.





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