Estate 1 Carat Loose Oval Sapphire
During the Middle Ages, sapphires were used by the clergy to symbolize Heaven. In ancient Greek and Rome, they were prized by kings and queens, believed to protect their owners from envy and harm. Even today, they are used by the Royal Family to symbolize nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. Sapphires have always been one of the most essential colored stones.
Even for non-royals like us, sapphires still hold significance. The birthstone for September, and the gem of 5th and 45th anniversaries.
The vast majority of sapphires are heat-treated to bring out their unmistakable blue color. During this process, the stone can be heated up to 1700 degrees Celsius for a brief time. This process transforms pale stones into ones with the deep saturation beloved in sapphires. This treatment mimics the natural conditions in which the stones form. It does not affect the durability of the sapphire and only enhances its appearance.
This 1-carat oval sapphire is a beautiful example that showcases all the traits blue sapphires are prized for. This stunning blue gemstone appears to be lit from within. This sapphire would look incredible as the centerpiece of a ring or a pendant. Because of its size and color, it will make a stunning solitaire. Or add some accent diamonds for extra sparkle and a one-of-a-kind look.
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- 1.00 carat
- 6.43 x 4.58 x 3.49 mm
- Oval shaped
- Heat treated