Gemstone, History

Discovering the Rare Ancient Natural Sapphire Mukkaru Bead

In the heart of Sri Lanka lies the Galpaya "Mukkaru" Deposit, where the ancient Mukkaru people once thrived, renowned for their expertise in gemstone craftsmanship. Among the treasures unearthed from this historic village is a remarkable find—an uncommon Natural Violet Sapphire Mukkaru Bead, weighing 6.33 Ct and measuring 11.8 x 9.7 x 6.6 mm. Crafted with precision and adorned with six drilled holes, this bead stands out as a testament to Mukkaru's mastery. The Mukkaru, an ancient race of gem specialists, migrated to Sri Lanka centuries ago during the reign of anc