This listing is for the depicted loose gemstone that I personally precision cut on my lapidary equipment
• 1.15 carats • 7.9mm in length, 3.8mm in width and 2.8mm in depth (low profile) • Cut in my own precision baguette design • Untreated • Naturally occurring • Corundum (sapphire)
• Detailed Gem Description: A natural and untreated corundum (sapphire) that has a dominant greenish blue hue with a medium dark tone and vivid saturation. This is a medium dark gem, in most indoor lighting it will catch the light and sparkle but it won't light up unless you are near a window, under a direct light or outside. Under daylight conditions or under a direct light it opens up to a beautiful blue green sapphire, see the last few scenes of the video in the gem case for reference. A few inclusions are visible without magnification. Multiple photomicrographs of this specific gem under magnification are included for reference with darkfield and overhead illumination.
• Photomicrograph notes: This gem has inclusions typical of corundum from Garba Tula in Kenya. The most notable are crisp the silk patterns throughout half of the the gem (hematite/ilmenite). I suspect the presence of hematite in the silk pattern because the gem is attracted to a neodymium magnet. I was able to get them to illuminate nicely under my microscope but in normal daylight conditions they appear brownish. The crispy in tact appearance of the rutile needles is an indicator that this sapphire has not undergone any treatment to enhance its color or clarity! A few other inclusions typical of corundum from this locality can also be observed with and without magnification.
Photos and videos were taken outdoors under an overcast sky with with no direct sunlight, additional videos were taken indoors under my overhead led lights.
Gemstone Rough Country of Origin: Kenya Cutter: Sennin