People who wear purple Sapphires are said to enrich the lives of those around them. This purple Sapphire does exactly that with a carat weight of 2.26 and the dimensions of 9.98mm by 6.77mm, as well as a pavilion depth of 4.55mm. The cut of this sapphire is a unique one, with a pear shape and a modified pavilion facet cut, ensuring that there is only one of this stone around the world. Our master lapidarists have the freedom to cut stones at their own discretion, allowing them to express themselves within the stone. This stone’s value rises as it is loupe clean. As like our other sapphires, this stone has been hand-mined in an ethical and environmentally friendly manner, from the alluvial deposits in Sri Lanka(formerly known as Ceylon). This amazing beauty has not been heat treated.
This amazing stone is the perfect little wonder for your jewellery, donning a great shine and vibrance.
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Identity: Natural Corundum var. Sapphire
Origin: Sri Lanka(Ceylon)
Carat Weight: 2.26 Carats
Colour: In all forms of light this stone is purple in colour.
Clarity: In addition, this stunner is Loupe Clean.
Cut: This stone has a square shape and modified pavilion facets.
What are the 4Cs: Gemological Institute of America – The 4Cs
Ceylon was initially known as Ceilão, a name given to Sri Lanka by the Portuguese colony in 1505. The British then re-colonised the land in 1798, changing Ceilão into English as Ceylon. Sapphires found in Ceylon were originally famous because of the vibrant medium blue hues. However, there is more to the opinion of the populace and the demand of the people.
Contrary to popular belief Ceylon Sapphires occur in many different colours, ranging from colourless to black. Also mentioned in the article on Madagascan Sapphires, red sapphires are characteristically known as rubies. Rubies are crystal forms of aluminium oxide, containing traces of chromium and iron impurities that absorb yellow-green light, thus deeper ruby red colour with increased content. Purple sapphires contain traces of hard, silver-grey malleable transitional metals that come in different shades. In addition, Colourless sapphires, or commonly known as white sapphires in the gemstone markets, are stones of corundum that contains 0.01% of titanium. Traces of iron can bring a very pale green colour…
9.98 x 6.77 x 4.55