“You have to not only be wealthy to own this, you have to be lucky to have the opportunity to purchase it,” says gem cutter Michael Arnstein of the Natural Sapphire Co., which is selling the largest natural blue sapphire available in the United States.
Discovered in 1952 in the gem mines of Sri Lanka, the 129-carat rough sapphire crystal yielded an 80-carat sapphire in its first cutting. It was then sold to a British family and held in private ownership until the late 1990s. At that time, it was re-cut into a more perfect shape and with better symmetry to improve its light and color reflection.
I’ll take two!