This gorgeous heated Madagascar sapphire is a beautiful royal blue–one of the most desirable hues for a sapphire. In recent decades Madagascar has become famed for its finds of many gemstones, but in particular some of the most beautiful rich blue sapphires found in the last 100 years. This is an excellent example of some of the finest blue sapphires produced from Madagascar. This sapphire appears to be nearly flawless. There are no visible inclusions, even when examined with a 10x loupe. It has been heated to improve both the color and clarity. It comes with a Gemological Institute of America report indicating that it has been heated and with their opinion that the origin is Madagascar. The report number as well as our logo and internal SKU number are laser-engraved on the girdle.
The sapphire has been precision faceted here in the US in a beautiful classic oval design; the resulting gemstone is a glittering beauty! The sapphire weighs 2.96 carats and measures 8.7 x 7.1 x 5.4 mm. It would make the perfect gem for a unique engagement ring!