| A total of 40 rare and exquisite gemstones are included in the collection, the majority of which are the largest known specimens of their kind in the world, said a statement issued today by Ophir Collection, LLC, in Atlanta, US.|
All gemstones in the collection, with the exception of one, have been certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the world's foremost authority on diamonds and colored stones.
|GIA and several other leading authorities on gemstone identification, were unable to identify one gemstone in the collection, suggesting that it is a new mineral. The Ophir Collection has named this unknown gemstone – the Ophir Mystique.|
It has the distinction of being both the largest and possibly the only specimen of its kind in the world.