THE WORLD’S LARGEST gemstones, the Ophir Collection, has been awarded nine Guinness World Record 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.
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.
The Ophir Collection is currently available for sale to qualified buyers.
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 Ophir Collection has named this unknown gemstone – the Ophir Mystique.
It has the distinction of being both the largest and possibly the only specimen of its kind in the world.
The highlights of the collection are:
- The world’s largest faceted Sapphire: the Ophir Sapphire. (A blue gemstone that’s the size of a dinner plate.)
- The world’s largest cut brown Sapphire
- The world’s largest cut Tanzanite
All three of these gemstones have been recognized by Guinness World Records.
Several gems in the Ophir Collection are familiar such as Sapphire, Tanzanite and Ruby.
Numerous gemstones are far more scarce and are listed among the Top 10 World’s Rarest and Most Valuable Gems.
There are only a handful of several specimens of the Ophir gems known to exist; one is an extremely scarce Musgravite, described by GIA as “a rarity among the rare”.
The Ophir Collection encompasses the three largest cut Musgravite gemstones in the world.
One of the rarest gems on Earth, Hibonite, is a virtually unknown gemstone.
The world’s largest cut Hibonite, and the world’s largest faceted Hibonite, are both part of the Ophir collection.
The collection also boasts extremely rare and valuable gemstones such as Grandidierite, Serendibite, Painite, and Jadeite Jade.
According to GIA, The Ophir Neptunite is believed to be the first and only faceted Neptunite examined by the renowned laboratory.
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