If one had looked at the Wizard of Oz, they would remember the advice which Dorothy got: to follow the yellow brick road. We think that this road was not actually made out of brick but out of yellow sapphires, and one those many sapphires are this one. Having a carat weight of 2.89 carats and the dimensions of 8.65mm by 7.10mm, as well as a pavilion depth of 5.43mm, this stone is an absolute eye-catcher. Possessing a pale yellow colour this stone has been ethically mined from our mines in Sri Lanka in an environmentally friendly manner and cut by our expert lapidarists into an oval shape with a step-cut pavilion. To the naked eye, the stone is clean and has had no treatment done on it. Simply said, the natural beauty of the stone needed to be retained.
Follow the yellow brick road and have this stone feature in your next ring. This is the perfect stone for everyone irrespective of the occasion it is used to celebrate.
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Identity: Natural Corundum var. Sapphire
Origin: Sri Lanka(Ceylon)
Carat Weight: 2.89 Carats
Colour: In all forms of light(cool light, warm light and daylight), this stone is yellow in colour.
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut: This gemstone is oval in shape. In addition, its pavilion has a step cut.
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…
8.65 x 7.10 x 5.43