Madagascan Sapphire – Purplish Blue – Kite – 0.55 Carats

$ 1,000.00

Sometimes, there are no words to describe how beautiful gemstones are; but there are gemstones to describe the beauty of words. The word which this gemstone describes is “delicious.” This purplish blue sapphire is the perfect embodiment of the word, where the kite shape and step-cut pavilion, faceted by our master lapidarists in Sri Lanka, gives the stone a glow like no other. 0.55 Carats of absolute gorgeousness, this nifty sapphire is perfect for the adventurer who’s looking for something different, yet special. Outdoors this stone is purplish-blue in colour, while under warm incandescent lighting it is purple in colour. It is natural and unheated from our mines in Madagascar. The eye clean nature of this stunner makes it relatively rare in its existence. This Purplish Blue Madagascan Sapphire supports a kite shape with a step-cut pavilion.

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Details and Specifications

Identity: Natural Corundum var. Sapphire
Carat Weight: 0.55 Carats
Dimensions: 4.85mm x 6.63mm x 3.13mm
Colour: Purplish Blue
Clarity: Insignificant
Cut: Kite, Step Cut
Origin: Madagascar
Treatment: None

Description

Identity: Natural Corundum var. Sapphire
Origin: Madagascar

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Carat Weight: 0.55 Carats
Colour: Under a cold light this stone is purplish-blue in colour, while under a warm light it is purple in colour.
Clarity: In addition, this touching Purplish Blue Madagascan Sapphire is Eye Clean and has insignificant microscopic inclusions.
Cut: This Purplish Blue Madagascan Sapphire supports a kite shape with a step-cut pavilion.

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MADAGASCAN SAPPHIRE

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…

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Additional information

Weight 100 g
Dimensions 19 × 26 × 4 cm
Gemstone

Sapphire

Dimensions(mm)

4.85 x 6.63 x 3.13

Carat Weight

0.55

Colour

Blue, Purple, Purplish Blue

Cut

Kite

Clarity

Insignificant

Treatment

None

Origin

Madagascar