SAPPHIRE

  • Sapphire from Kashmir sells for world record USD 6 million November 13, 2014

    Geneva: A rare step-cut Kashmir sapphire in rich velvety blue has sold for a world record at a Sotheby's auction in Geneva, where it fetched USD 6 million. "A rare 27.54 carat step-cut Kashmir sapphire which exhibited a rich, saturated velvety blue colour achieved USD 5,984,474, a world auction record for...
  • Sapphire glass maker GT could pursue legal claims against Apple October 11, 2014

    GT Advanced Technologies said it will cut 890 jobs, close an Arizona plant expected to make scratch-resistant screens for Apple and suggested it could pursue legal claims against the iPhone maker while revamping under bankruptcy. "Only if GT winds down these operations will it be able to stop its mounting losses...
  • Missing sapphire glass in the iPhone 6 disappoints many September 11, 2014

    Seoul: Apple may have disappointed many consumers by not putting sapphire glass covers on its new iPhone, but the scratchresistant material is gradually making its way into mobile devices despite manufacturing challenges and high costs. Speculation had been rife in the weeks leading up to Tuesday's unveiling of the iPhone 6...
  • Xiaomi may launch a premium limited edition smartphone with sapphire glass protection August 22, 2014

    Seoul: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has tapped South Korean manufacturers to produce sapphire covers for a limited edition premium smartphone that it may launch as early as the yearend, South Korea's Electronic Times reported on Friday. The report, citing no sources, said Xiaomi had ordered sapphire covers for 50,000 smartphones. The...
  • PSLV-C20 with Indo-French satellite launched February 25, 2013

    Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): Indo-French oceanographic study satellite 'SARAL' and six foreign mini and micro spacecrafts were succesfully launched on Monday evening by ISRO's PSLV-C20 rocket from the spaceport at Sriharikota. Indian Space Research Organisation's(ISRO) workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle(PSLV) lifted off from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre...
  • Kashmir sapphire goes under the hammer March 13, 2008

    Jammu: For the first time in 20 years, the famous Kashmir peacockneckblue sapphire comes under the hammer to help the sick mining industry in the state. This is the purest form of sapphire in the world. It is the best blue sapphire, claims Director JK Minerals Ltd, S S Anand. Buyers from...
  • Cursed Indian gem on display in UK November 26, 2007

    London The Delhi Purple Sapphire, a gem that is believed by many to be "cursed", will go on public display at the vault in the Natural History Museum in London, on Wednesday. A spokesman of the museum said today that the Sapphire was brought to the UK by a Bengal cavalryman,...