Sri Lankan gemstone specialist Sapphirus is forging its own path in the global trade by offering top-range sapphires in innovative and traditional cuts.
Sapphirus Lanka (Pvt) Ltd of Sri Lanka cuts an imposing figure in the global gemstone world, thanks to its diverse portfolio of sapphires.
The company is the exclusive supplier of the patented Royal Asscher Cut Sapphires and Asscher Cut Princess but its most sought-after product, the Diamond Cut, comprises the bulk of Sapphirus’ production.
All product categories, from calibrated stones to single stones of more than 5mm to 8mm in diameter, performed well in the first half of 2017, according to the gemstone expert. All sapphire colours likewise enjoyed sturdy demand during the period in review.
Sapphirus’ major markets include France, Switzerland and the US. It also has a growing presence in China, Japan and Hong Kong.
Situated in Ratnapura, the gemstone trading centre of Sri Lanka, Sapphirus is able to source materials with greater efficiency and competitiveness.
“This helps ensure some level of tractability, creating an extremely efficient mine-to-market tracing of goods throughout our pipeline,” noted the company.
Fostering lasting ties with customers is also of paramount importance to Sapphirus.
“We see our clients as partners in success. Building such alliances ensures a mutual understanding of each other’s needs, strengths and weaknesses,” noted the company.
Sapphirus also operates its own heat-treatment facility, which further ensures the integrity of the finished product.