Gems: Ruby, Sapphire & 'S' Stones

1.36 ct. Color Shift Sapphire

1.36 ct. Color Shift Sapphire

476.00
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  • Color: Dark Violet-Blue / Purple

  • Clarity: Eye Clean

  • Origin: Sri Lanka

  • Cut: Oval Mixed

  • Treatments: Heat

  • Measurements: 7.3 x 5.2 mm


It has been quite some time since we have been able to offer a great little color shift sapphire so this gem was a welcome find. The cool daylight color of the stone is very violet-blue and quite saturated, while the warm-light color is completely purple. Indeed, we should really say color change here, but as the hues are visually close and perceptions vary, we prefer to use ‘shift’. A darker tone, but perfect for a stone of this size - in concert with excellent brilliance, this gives a very rich look. Perfectly clean and with a nice, classic Sri Lankan oval mixed cut this is a fine example of an increasingly rare type.

$350 / carat - $476 total