A stone accidentally discovered in Sri Lanka was estimated at tens of millions of dollars. The BBC reports this.
We are talking about a pale blue cobblestone, the world’s largest cluster of star-shaped sapphires. A local worker, who did not disclose his real name for security reasons, found the object in 2020 in a well and reported it to the local authorities.
It took specialists more than a year to clean the stone from dirt and other impurities before they were able to analyze and certify it. As a result, the sample was called Serendipity Sapphire, where serendipity translates as “intuition,” something that happened by a happy accident.
According to experts, the price of a stone weighing 510 kilograms on the international market will be $ 100 million. The National Administration of Precious Stones and Jewelry of Sri Lanka, Thilak Weerasinghe, suggested that this sample would be of interest to private collectors or museums.