Supporting a vivid orange colour, this Madagascan Sapphire like many of its brothers and sisters in The Gem Monarchy support an eye clean clarity and a vitreous lustre. This round, Natural Corundum variety Sapphire has the dimensions of 7.06mm by 7.06mm with a pavilion depth of 3.99mm appealing to the aesthetic ratios of gem cutting utilised by our master cutters in Sri Lanka. The stone is cut into a flower cut on the pavilion facets, which accentuates not only the colour of the stone but also the body. It also evenly disperses light throughout the stone, which makes it brighter in appearance. The beauty of this stone leaves the wearer and observers in awe as to how such a tiny rock can exert so much vibrance.
This stone shouts and attracts people with a powerful force that will even cause them to think about this stone even in their dreams.
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Identity: Natural Corundum var. Sapphire
Carat Weight: 1.61 Carats
Colour: In cool light, this stone appears as orange, and it changes to an orange-ish red colour in warm light. When viewed under daylight, this stone appears pinkish-orange.
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut: This stone has a round shape and its pavilion has flower facets.
What are the 4Cs: Gemological Institute of America – The 4Cs
The first find, although small, was in the early 1990s in the north of the island. Conjunctively, the discovery in the small southern village of Ilakaka increased the country’s relevance in the gemstone industry. Once a small, poverty-stricken hamlet with a population of just 40 residents, the town suddenly expanded exponentially. What was once a sleepy truck stop of small shacks, suddenly became the mecca of sapphire miners. Over a two year period, hordes of people almost 60,000 strong descended on Ilakaka wishing to make a fortune. They came from impoverished towns all over the island and from Sri Lanka, Thailand and many other countries
Before 1998 the largest producers of sapphires were Sri Lanka and Thailand. However, between 1998 and 2007 Madagascar became the largest producer of sapphires in the world. Currently, the country houses many mines, owned by international companies who are mining gemstones commercially. Smaller mines run by locals who are using traditional mining methods sit right alongside these commercially owned mines in mutualism…..
7.06 x 7.06 x 3.99