Mass deposit of the rare precious mineral Sapphire discovered in Tigray regional state, Ethiopia.
Blue Sapphire is the most expensive mineral next to diamond which is now found in northern Ethiopia ,mainly in Tanqa Abergele area,Tigray. In the coming few years this huge potential will contribute a lot and may be the number one key player in the Ethiopia’s economy.
Some of the oldest sapphires are located in Sri Lanka. Sapphires can be found in India, Burma, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, Brazil and Africa. These blue gems are also discovered in large gemstone deposits in Madagascar and Tanzania.
Sapphire is the most precious and valuable blue gemstone. It is a very desirable gemstone due to its excellent color, hardness, durability, and luster. In the gem trade, Sapphire without any color prefix refers to the blue variety of the mineral Corundum. However, the term Sapphire encompasses all other gem varieties and colors of Corundum as well, excluding Ruby, the red variety of Corundum, which has its own name since antiquity.
Sapphire፡ 1gram=15.000 $. Gold: 1gram~1200 $. Sapphire~10 times more precious than Gold.