This gorgeous Octagon Sapphire ring has a unique hue that is distinctively Sri Lankan. Sri-Lankan Sapphires are known for being lighter, brighter, and more vivid than the dark blue sapphires that come from other countries.
Sapphires are mined in many locations throughout the world - Kashmir, Burma, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Australia, the United States, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Kenya, Tanzania. However, the three locations most famously known for their high-quality Sapphires are Kashmir, Burma, and Sri Lanka.
Sapphires that originated from the Kashmir mines are the rarest and considered most valuable of them all. This is also due to the fact that the mining was active for only about 40 years between 1880 and 1920.
Next runners up and considered to be the best sapphires today are those mined in Sri Lanka. Not many people know but Sri Lanka is called Sri Lanka only since 1948, after gaining its independence from Britain. In 1505 when it was in the hands of the Portuguese it was called Ceilão and the Dutch later changed it to Zeylan. Then, in 1802, it became part of Brittain, a crown colony, and its name became Ceylon.
This particular ring is sold, however, please contact us to replicate the design as a bespoke order.