Category Archives: Geology

What is the Most Precious Gem in the World ?

 Hope Diamond

  • The Hope Diamond is a large, 45.52-carat, deep-blue diamond, and now housed in the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., United States. The gem has a long and mysterious past, and some people even think it is cursed !
  • The Hope Diamond grew deep within the Earth at high temperatures and pressures, then survived a perilous journey to the surface. No one knows its exact age, but scientists have dated the rocks in which Indian diamonds are found at about 1.1 billion years old.

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Where are Sapphires found ?

  • Sapphires are mined as early as 7th century BC in India.
  • Blue sapphires are mainly found in India, Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand.
  • Blue Sapphire stone is also called “neelam ratna” in hindi.
  • It is acknowledged to fastest and strongest gemstone among all the other gemstones.

Sapphire Map of World

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Blue Sapphire Facts

Sapphire Mineral