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Before the Millennium Sapphire was carved into its current form, it was an unnamed dark-blue gemstone discovered in Central Madagascar. From its sheer weight and size (89,850 carats, 17.97 kilograms/40 pounds, 29 cm long, 19 cm wide, 16 cm tall), this Sapphire was destined for greatness from the moment of its discovery.

Discovery

In 1995, a miner discovered the Sapphire in Madagascar. The exact location of the discovery was, however, undocumented. All that’s known is that it was discovered in Central Madagascar.

Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. …


The Sputnik Satellite, a major achievement in human history, is represented as a carving on the Millennium Sapphire. We have chosen the Sputnik Satellite as the first non-fungible token (NFT) we will create for our upcoming NFT series. We are producing 7,700 animated sputnik NFTs.

To learn more about the Sputnik Satellite, please continue reading.

Creator: Detlev van Ravenswaay

What Is a Satellite?

A satellite is an object that orbits a larger body. For instance, Earth is a satellite because it orbits the sun. On the other hand, the Moon is a satellite since it moves around the Earth. …


We’re happy to announce that MS Token will run a Sputnik Satellite non-fungible token (NFT) giveaway from Monday, August 9, 2021, 2 pm GMT to Friday, August 13, 2021, at 10 pm GMT. We will award 1 NFT each to 5 people that send us an emoji that best describes how the Millennium Sapphire makes them feel. The top 5 people with the emojis that we love the most will win 1 limited-edition NFT each!

The limited-edition Sputnik Satellite NFT is currently minted on GhostMarket. (Please wait for the page to load when you open this link on GhostMarket. It…


Millennium Fine Art, Inc. (MFAI) has completed the production of its first unique digital animation Non-Fungible Token (NFT) showcasing a dynamic portrayal of the Sputnik Satellite. The company has also pulled 5 spectacular still images from the Sputnik Satellite animation. There will be 10 NFTs minted for each animated still on five different NFT marketplaces.

MFAI created its Sputnik Satellite animated NFT for Greenpro Capital Corp (GRNQ). GRNQ purchased the exclusive NFTs for $16 million in a historic sale on April 2021. It remains the biggest institutional NFT sale in history.

In this article, we will describe the first animated…


Security tokens are completely changing how investors access and own assets. But do you understand what security tokens are? This guide seeks to demystify this type of token as well as explain how it works.

Image source: coindeveloperindia.com

What Are Security Tokens?

Security tokens represent ownership rights in real-world assets like real estate and art. In other words, a security token securitizes an asset with tangible value. Also, it provides investors with real and transferrable rights to the asset.

For instance, our Security Token Offering (STO) allows investors to acquire our security token $MSTO, which gives them fractional ownership rights in the Millennium Sapphire (pre-sale is complete…


Behind the majestic Millennium Sapphire is a humble and talented artist that played a central role in making the masterpiece what it is today. We scheduled an interview with multi-award winner Alessio Boschi to bring you the never-heard-before perspective of the Millennium Sapphire. Also, you will get to know this gifted artist, who exudes just as much positive energy as his unparalleled creations.

Alessio Boschi

Who is Alessio Boschi? Background Story

Gifted with an eye for beautiful things and a descendant of 17th-century artists, Boschi was destined for greatness. It is, therefore, not surprising that he is outstanding and successful in his chosen occupation. …


Once the Millennium Sapphire carving project was achieved, the Sapphire embarked on making more news headlines globally. This article will highlight the global acclaim the Millennium Sapphire attracted and the other projects it has inspired post sculpting.

Guinness World Record

In 2001, the Guinness Book of World Records proclaimed the Millennium Sapphire as the largest carved sapphire in the world. The Sapphire received a certificate for this title. Additionally, the Millennium Sapphire was named as the highest priced and the largest gem-quality sapphire in the world, breaking 3 world records.

Praising the Sapphire for its quality, Marcus McCallum from the Gemologicial Association of…


The Consortium, led by Mr. Daniel McKinney, purchased the Millennium Sapphire in the rough intending to upgrade its beauty and value. The investors decided to create a finished carving that would retain the Sapphire’s extraordinary size.

To achieve this goal, the Consortium started looking for an exceptional designer for the job of carving one of the most significant gemstones ever discovered. Several elite designers from Europe and America were considered. Eventually, the group of investors gave the job to award-winning Italian master designer Alessio Boschi. With Alessio on board, the Millennium Sapphire project was born.

Millennium Sapphire

Next, a design concept had…


Millennium Sapphire with lapis figurines

UPDATE

Dear investors,

The Millennium Sapphire pre-sale has been extended to June 11, 2021, from the previous June 6 end date. That means that you have more time to acquire fractional ownership rights in a gemstone that is also a work of fine art. The pre-sale will end on June 11, 2021, 5 pm EST.

Furthermore, we will reprice our token (the current one is US$1 per token) for the public sale later this year. What this means is that the public sale will not start on June 7, as previously announced.

In the meantime, we will concentrate our efforts on creating an…


Interview by Angeline Mbogo

The Chairman and CEO of Millennium Fine Art, Inc. (MFAI), Daniel McKinney, was in the gemstone industry long before purchasing the Millennium Sapphire in 1998. This article goes back in history to reveal the career that was a precursor to the Millennium Sapphire and MS token projects.

It All Began in the 80s

Gem Cutting Company

After studying Medicine and working for two years as a surgical assistant in a medical center in Houston, McKinney returned to Hong Kong, where he established a small gem cutting factory in the New Territories in 1982. The factory dealt primarily with semi-precious…

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