Many cultures have revered the sapphire as a sacred stone. Ancient Greeks wore this gemstone at Delphi when meeting with the Oracle to obtain knowledge about their future. In medieval times, the sapphire represented celestial holiness and faith. Additionally, Buddhists believe the sapphire has a calming presence that facilitates prayer, meditation and spiritual enlightenment.
The amethyst has been used in royal jewelry across the centuries as the color purple has been used to symbolize royalty. You can find stunning examples of this purple quartz in the royal jewels worn by the English monarchy. There are also exceptional examples of these stones in the collections of Bavarian, Norwegian, and Luxembourg royal jewelry collections.
Natural Blue Topaz is incredibly rare and extremely expensive. Many high-quality blue topaz gemstones are produced by treating colorless topaz with heat radiation, which takes 3-4 years to produce the most vibrant color.
In 1839, the stones were identified and named "alexandrites." Because the stones appeared green or red, the same colors as Old Imperial Russia’s military colors, the stone became the national stone of tsarist Russia. In time, alexandrite would become one of the most prized gemstones amongst Russian Aristocracy.
Alexandrite is believed to bring balance in the interaction between the physical manifest world and the unmanifest spiritual, or astral world. It opens the crown chakra, bringing one access to the warm, healing energy and love of the universe. It is also said to strengthen intuiion, creativity, and imagination.
The ancient Sinhalese mining methods utilized in Sri Lanka are age old techniques and very much time honoured!
Exploration of the gem location using age-old techniques
Excavation of the mine
Making the cut
Making the meet