Ceylon Sapphire – Blue-ish Purple – Rectangle – 4.13 Carats

$ 17,000.00

This 4.13-carat gemstone is from the southwestern gem regions of Ceylon, is ecologically and environmentally friendly mined by hand. Resembling the Indian ocean and Blue-ish Purple in colour, this rectangular shaped, Natural Corundum variety Sapphire has dimensions of 6.51mm by 9.47mm with a pavilion depth of 6.33mm. The stone sports a modified radiant cut on the pavilion facets which brings a special glint and personality to the stone. Having a Refractive index of 1.76 and a specific gravity of around 4.00, this stone possesses an eye-catching vitreous lustre and an eye clean clarity. Originally, this beauty had a slightly duller and silky body indicating suitability to a light touch of a flame. Thus, removing natural inclusions and enhancing an already exceptional colour, this stone has been heated at low temperatures using traditional Sri Lankan blow-tube methods by our skilled craftsman in heat treatment.

This is a stone that talks and is a must for any lover of precious gemstones.

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Details and Specifications

Identity: Natural Corundum var. Sapphire
Carat Weight: 4.13 Carats
Dimensions: 6.51mm x 9.47mm x 6.33mm
Colour: Blue-ish Purple
Clarity: Loupe Clean
Cut: Rectangle, Radiant Cut
Origin: Sri Lanka(Ceylon)
Treatment: Heated

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Description

Identity: Natural Corundum var. Sapphire
Origin: Sri Lanka(Ceylon)

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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

VIDEO:

Ceylon Sapphire

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…

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Additional information

Weight 100 g
Dimensions 19 × 26 × 4 cm
Gemstone

Sapphire

Dimensions(mm)

6.51 x 9.47 x 6.33

Carat Weight

4.13

Colour

Blue, Blue-ish Purple, Purple

Cut

Modified Radiant, Rectangle

Clarity

Loupe Clean

Treatment

Heated

Origin

Sri Lanka