Published on 06-24-2015 01:25 PM
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Last month I received an email from our very dear friend, Walter Asikaro of Consolidated Gem LTD. in Abuja, Nigeria, telling me about a collection of natural sapphires from the Manbilah Plateau in Taraba State of Nigeria that he was donating to the ISG for student study and reference. This alone was exciting enough news. But when Walter wrote that this parcel included some of the "best natural cornflower I have ever seen".....I knew something special was on the way. Walter has been a true friend of the ISG for years, providing us with prime source specimens of Nigerian tourmalines from the four main mines there, and donating all of these to the ISG for study and reference. So when Walter says he is sending something special, I know that something truly special is on the way. I was absolutely amazed when I opened the parcel. Rather than spend a lot of time telling you about it, let's just look at some photographs of this amazing collection that includes a variety of other gemstones from Nigeria, and are available from Consolidated Gem LTD in case anyone needs a trusted source. More on that in just a bit. For now, I want to show you some astounding Natural Cornflower Sapphires from Nigeria in the two images below, then look at some of the other wonderful Nigerian gemstones that are available on the market from our good friends at Consolidated Gem LTD.