This gorgeous unheated Ceylon sapphire is a beautiful bright cornflower blue–one of the most desirable hues for a sapphire. It shows just a slight zoning in the color, with flashes of deeper and lighter blue as it is held in the hand. 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 acquired directly from a mine owner in Sri Lanka and selected for maximum beauty and brilliance. The sapphire has excellent clarity, making it bright and scintillating in the hand. There may be tiny inclusions that are visible with a 10x loupe that are difficult or impossible to see with the naked eye at a normal viewing distance.
This sapphire is faceted in a mixed-cut round design; the resulting gemstone is a glittering beauty! The gem weighs 1.92 carats and measures 6.8 x 5.0 mm. It would make the perfect gem for a unique engagement ring!