Hanoi Trading Center Displays 15-tonne Sapphire Block

Hanoi’s Ruby Plaza trade center celebrated its second anniversary by displaying a 15-tonne sapphire block (14.76 tons). The huge sapphire specimen was mined in Vietnam’s central province of Nghe An.    


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Named Dai Lam Ngoc, the sapphire block is 2.4m in height and 1.7m in width. It is the largest sample of its kind found in Vietnam, according to a report from VietNamNet Bridge.

Dai Lam Ngoc is one of the four record breakers that will be introduced on Ruby Plaza’s second anniversary. Ruby Plaza management also recently rolled out a wedding gown made with 110 rubies and 222 diamonds. The dress is worth 2 billion Vietnamese dong ($118,000).


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Ruby Plaza is the biggest center for gemstones in Hanoi.