New Parcel of Saatvik Natural Sapphires – ABHI 2013
That which is precious and valuable comes only after a lot of labour and has a tremendous cost attached to it. And when one is talking about gems, this is the complete truth. Gemstoneuniverse brings to you the best of precious gems and stones from the best sources all over the world. In keeping with the commitment to give you the very best of jyotish quality gemstones, the newest parcel of gems is a big one – ABHI 2013 – a mixed lot of sapphires, blue sapphire and yellow sapphire.
Blue sapphire and Yellow sapphire
Natural Blue sapphire or neelam gemstone is the gem of planet Saturn or Shani and is used as an astrological remedy. Likewise, Natural yellow sapphire or Pukhraj stone is the gemstone of planet Jupiter or Brihaspati. Basically both Blue sapphire and yellow sapphire are the same mineral corundum. Only the chromophore or the trace element imparting color is different – Titanium in case of Blue sapphire and iron in case of Yellow sapphire.
Before going on to the characteristics of the parcel, it is worth mentioning that these gems have been cut from our own gem roughs and therefore you can expect delightful gems at a price point that can be given only by Gemstoneuniverse in today’s times.
Treasures of Ratnapura | Ceylon Sapphire Mining
The roughs are from the famed gem mines of Ratnapura in Sri Lanka. Known as the “Jewel Box of the Indian Ocean”, an incredible 25 percent of Sri Lanka’s land area is potentially gem bearing. Geographically, the island of Sri Lanka is divided into the Wanni Complex, the Highland Complex and the Vijayan complex. It is in the central Highland Complex, stretching through the centre of this nation and rolling down towards the south that most of the precious gem mining happens.
The Highland Complex has metamorphic, sedimentary and magmatic deposits. Sedimentary gem deposits are the most important of all gem deposits in Sri Lanka. The sedimentary placer gem deposits (these are relatively shallow deposits) occur in thin layers of gravel and sand, termed locally as Illam in alluvial plains and even in hilly areas. Illam is a Tamil word meaning “dwelling place” and in this context it turns out to the dwelling place of the gems.
Sri Lanka is home to some 75-80 different coloured gemstones! That is a phenomenal number for different gems originating in a single geography.
Ratnapura, literally translating to mean the city of gems is the capital of Sabaragamuwa province. Ratnapura lies about a hundred kilometres south east of Colombo city. It is a hub for gem traders from several countries.
In this area one can see open pit mines with very basic set up being worked. Pits are dug into the earth sometimes up to 100 feet or more. Basic scaffolding structure is put in place to prevent earth from caving in. Air is pumped below to the mine workers to help them breathe. The gravelly soil is then dug out and hauled up outside.
This gravelly soil is then sieved, sorted and swirled in shallow water to loosen and wash the mud away. The small stones are then sorted to separate gem material. The mining techniques are very archaic and risky.
The New Parcel
The new parcel of natural sapphires ABHI 2013 comes from the mines of Ratnapura.
Each sapphire of ABHI 2013 –
– is fully natural and treatment free
– is an unheated jyotish quality sapphire
– has beautiful crystal with over 90 percent clarity
– has pleasing color and radiant aura
– is from the Ratnapura mines of Srilanka
– is free from any dosha mentioned in the sacred texts
– has abundant planetary energy to give best result when used as astrological gem
– is available at a very attractive price point
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