This lovely heated Ceylon sapphire is a pretty violet-pink color, giving an overall light purple impression. Sri Lanka (formerly called Ceylon) is famous for its gemstones, especially sapphires. The government has maintained regulation over mining to prevent large-scale environmentally destructive mining from occurring, encouraging small-scale artisanal mining. The same applies to their gem cutting industry, with many small artisanal gem cutters working in the country, often having done so for generations within a family.
This sapphire is eye clean and has been heated to improve the clarity. There are just a few tiny inclusions that are not visible without a 10x loupe. This sapphire was faceted in Sri Lanka in a classic diamond round brilliant and is well cut. The gem weighs 1.06 carats and measures 6.1 x 4.1 mm. It would make the perfect gem for a unique engagement ring!