Corundum (Var: Sapphire)
Ratnapura, Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Thumbnail, 1.8 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm
A fine 2-piece sapphire set from the mines of Sri Lanka and the Irv Brown Collection. Both sapphires are pristine, doubly terminated, gemmy and lustrous. The blue one is a beautiful, light sky-blue and the complimentary/contrasting yellow one has intense striations, that the blue one lacks. A striking and desirable pair. These are classic Ratnapura crystals. Very representative of the species and locality. 8.48 carats.