Identity: Natural Corundum var. Sapphire
Carat Weight: 1.88 Carats
Colour: In warm light as well as in cold light this stone is orange in colour. In addition, it is also a beautiful orange sapphire under daylight.
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut: This Orange Madagascan Sapphire is a beautiful rectangular cushion in shape. In addition, its pavilion has a step cut.
What are the 4Cs: Gemological Institute of America – The 4Cs
The first find, although small, was in the early 1990’s in the north of the island. Conjunctively, the discovery in the small southern village of Ilakaka…The first find, although small, was in the early 1990’s in the north of the island. Conjunctively, the discovery in the small southern village of Ilakaka in 1998, 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…