Sapphire Madagascar, Cushion Sapphire, 4 carat sapphire, Bi-Color Sapphire, Untreated Sapphire, Teal Sapphire
This piece is one of my most prized purchases from Madagascar. It is a huge sapphire (by my lights), gotten for a really good price because I went to the source. As you can see from the back, it is actually a bi-color piece, but when you look at it from the front the colored stripes create this glittery bi-color effect of teal with yellow and blue and green in it. Every which way you turn the stone, it changes into something else. I couldn't take my eyes off it. The gem has no window, it is locally cut but well executed. There is one inclusion (visible only from the back) - if it was totally clean this piece would cost at least double. From the front, the inclusion does not create any distraction as you can see in the photos.
Here are the specs:
Size: 9.04 x 9.08 x 5.71mm
Combined Weight: 3.82 cts
Treatment: None (no heat, no nothing)
Per carat price: $500
Price per gem: $1910
You have a two week inspection period with these gems, during which you can return them, no questions asked. Custom orders are not refundable, however.
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