Identity: Natural Corundum var. Sapphire
Origin: Sri Lanka(Ceylon)
Carat Weight: 4.13 Carats
Colour: In cool light, this stone is bluish-purple in colour. In warm light, it changes to purple colour. When viewed under daylight, this stone is a beautiful purple sapphire.
Clarity: Loupe Clean
Cut: This purple Ceylon sapphire is rectangular in shape and in addition, has its pavilion faceted in a modified radiant 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…