This gorgeous heated Ceylon sapphire is a lovely pale pink color–so pale it can appear colorless in some lighting. 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. This sapphire was cut from a parcel of rough I acquired from Sri Lanka and had heated and cut there.
The sapphire was faceted in Sri Lanka in the classic diamond round brilliant cut; while not precision cut it is very well-cut. It is extremely clean with very high clarity, making it very bright and scintillating. The gem weighs 1.73 carats and measures 7.2 x 4.5 mm. It would make the perfect gem for a unique engagement ring!