|22nd January 2012
Germany issues stamp of Sri Lankan Blue Sapphire
The 'Sri Lankan Blue Sapphire' has been depicted in the latest issue of a stamp in Germany. The stamp depicting the "Sri Lankan Sapphire' was launched on the occasion of the birthday of the German President Christian Wulff. Heike Faller, Director, Karl Faller Lapidaries, who was responsible for the design of the stamp, presented a copy of the 'Sri Lankan Blue Sapphire' stamp to Prasad Galhena, Chairman of the National Gem and Jewellery Authority of Sri Lanka last Tuesday.
Karl Faller Lapidaries specifically selected the Sri Lankan Sapphire for its unique colour said Heike Faller. A leading lapidary in Kirshweiler, Karl Faller provides lapidary service to several high end jewellery houses in Europe, Middle East and the Americas.
The stamp was formally approved by the German President Christian Wulff and will be sold in post offices all over Germany and also be available online.
by Chandani Kirinde - The Sunday Times