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"Queen of Asia" sapphire weighing 310 kilograms on display in Sri Lanka

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Gemological Institute of Ratnapura director Chamila Suranga inspects the 310kg corundum. Image: Reuters – Dinuka Liyanawatte

On display is the world's largest natural blue sapphire, weighing 310 kilograms. It was found at a private residential gem-pit in Horana, Sri Lanka. Image: Reuters - Dinuka Liyanawatte

People inspect the single natural blue sapphire named "Queen of Asia," considered the largest found in the world. Image: AFP



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