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THE MILLENNIUM SAPPHIRE

The Millennium Sapphire: the gem that lost 5kg
Colin Simpson
Jun 10, 2013

DUBAI // The Millennium Sapphire is spectacularly large – but it was even bigger when it was found by a miner in central Madagascar
The three craftsmen who worked on it with diamond-tipped drills for two years removed 5.6 kilograms of the 17.9kg stone, most of that vanishing into dust during the carving and polishing process.

 

DATES

2013-06-10 – The National - UAE

2013-04-02 – Forbes Magazine Article

2013-04-01 – Forbes Africa Magazine Cover

2004-06-14 – Sapphire Princess Makes Her Debut in the Emerald City

2004-05-28 – World's Two Largest Sapphires Come Together in the Emerald City

2001-01-08 – Millennium Sapphire set to break world record for largest sapphire carving