Big sapphire from Sri Lanka - level 2

Big sapphire from Sri Lanka - level 2

13-01-2016 15:00

Sri Lanka is famous for its precious stones, and a person recently discovered the world’s largest blue star sapphire there.

The sapphire weighs 1404.49 carats, and it could sell for up to 175 million dollars at auction. The owner is a Sri Lankan businessman.

The sapphire’s name is Sapphire the Star of Adam after a Muslim belief that God sent Adam  from the Garden of Eden and he arrived in Sri Lanka. His tears turned into precious stones.

Difficult words: precious (special, worth a lot of money), star sapphire (a sapphire which reflects a starlike image), owner (a person who owns – has something).

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