Serendipity, defined as a pleasant surprise or a fortuitous coincidence, is a word derived from the name, Serendip. Serendip is an ancient name for Sri Lanka, or Ceylon, as it is often referred to in the gemstone world. The word Serendipity was first coined by the English historian Horace Walpole in the late 1700s, arising from a reference to a Persian fairy tale called The Three Princes of Serendip, in which the princes were constantly discovering things in their travels for which they were not seeking.
The island of Sri Lanka has long been known for possessing a wealth of fine quality gemstones, so much so that it has been referred to as ““Ratnadeepa,” or “Island of Gems.” Ceylon sapphires are known for exceptional brightness, color, and clarity. At the Natural Sapphire Company, we carry a vast selection of untreated Ceylon sapphires in every color imaginable.
If you happened to serendipitously find us, mark the occasion with a fine quality sapphire from the ancient Island of Gems!
This exceptional pendant, J2775, features a striking, untreated blue star sapphire from Ceylon. Ceylon is known for providing some of the finest quality star sapphires in the marketplace.
Sri Lanka is one of the few sources that supplies the unique and incredibly desirable padparadscha sapphire. These earrings, J3289, are a beautifully matched pair of untreated Ceylon padparadscha sapphires.
You never know when a serendipitous meeting with a stranger could lead to a lifelong relationship. Celebrate an engagement with a brilliant, untreated Ceylon blue sapphire ring from Serendip, the Island of Gems.