Introducing the colour of this stone is a task in itself, however, the beautiful salmon or pinkish-orange colour makes this gemstone an absolute stunner. Not only is the colour of the stone a beauty, but it is also extremely rare to obtain a Sapphire above the weight of one carat. In fact, this stone is 3.12 carats and has the dimensions of 8.00mm by 8.14mm, as well as a pavilion depth of 5.09mm. Our mines in Madagascar are fairly new and this stone was one of the first we hand-mined from the earth. Respecting the natural beauty of the stone, it has not been treated. The cushion-shape of the stone arises from the experience of our master lapidarists, giving the pavilion of the stone a modified cut, making this stone the only one of its kind.
This unique gemstone is the perfect stone for collectors as well as the perfect feature stone for a ring fitted on people with a lighter skin tone.
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Identity: Natural Corundum var. Sapphire
Carat Weight: 3.12 Carats
Colour: In warm light as well as in cold light this stone is pinkish-orange(salmon) in colour. In addition, it is also pinkish-orange or salmon under daylight.
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut: This gemstone is a square cushion in shape. In addition, its pavilion has a modified cut.
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…
8.00 x 8.14 x 5.09
Orange, Pink, Pink-ish Orange, Salmon
Cushion, Modified, Square