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.



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