|Largest blue star sapphire found in Sri Lanka is the biggest in the world|
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|Gemologists in Sri Lanka claim that the largest blue star sapphire yet has been discovered in a mine in the country.|
The gemology institute in the capital Colombo has certified that the gem weighs 1404.49 carats and say they have not certified anything larger.
The gem is valued at at least $100m and the current owner estimates that it could sell for up to $175m at auction.