Gemstone, History

Ancient Natural Blue Sapphire Mukkaru Bead with Old Carvings

In the realm of Sri Lanka's gemstone heritage lies a remarkable artifact from the past: the Ancient Natural Blue Sapphire Mukkaru Carving Bead. This rare gem hails from Galpaya, where the Mukkaru people thrived over 700 to 1000 years ago. Known for their mastery in gemstone craftsmanship, the Mukkaru were esteemed for their ability to polish even the hardest stones, like Sapphire with a Mohs hardness of 9, using traditional techniques involving Kabarondum dust. This expertise allowed them to create intricate carvings and drill beads for necklaces and jewelry. This