KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 (Bernama) -- Representing the world's largest gemstones, the Ophir Collection, owned by Ophir Collection LLC, has been awarded nine Guinness World Records titles.
A total of 40 rare and exquisite gemstones are included in the collection, the majority of which are the largest known specimens of their kind in the world, said a statement issued today by Ophir Collection, LLC, in Atlanta, US.
All gemstones in the collection, with the exception of one, have been certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the world's foremost authority on diamonds and colored stones.
Within the collection, among highlights are the world's largest faceted Sapphire, the Ophir Sapphire; an extraordinary blue gemstone, the size of a dinner plate; the world's largest cut brown Sapphire and the world's largest cut Tanzanite
GIA, and several other leading authorities on gemstone identification, were unable to identify one gemstone in the collection, suggesting that it is a new mineral, the statement added.
The Ophir Collection has named this unknown gemstone, the Ophir Mystique. The Ophir Mystique has the distinction of being both the largest - and possibly the only - specimen of its kind in the world.....