This listing is for the depicted loose gemstone that I personally precision cut on my lapidary equipment
• 1.59 carats • 9.6mm in length, 4.7mm in width at the wider end of the baguette, 3.8mm in width at the narrow end of the baguette, and 3.2mm in depth (low profile) • Cut in my own step-cut baguette design • Untreated • Naturally occurring • Corundum (sapphire)
• Detailed Gem Description: A natural and untreated corundum (sapphire) that has a dominant bluish-green hue, a medium/medium-dark tone, and strong saturation. One inclusion off to the edge can be viewed without magnification, although it is not noticeable. Once more can be viewed under magnification, other than that it is a pretty much perfect piece of sapphire. It has an open tone, and it will sparkle and glow in any lighting. This is a superb one-of-a-kind sapphire baguette with an optical-grade polish.
Microscopy Report: This gem features multiple types of inclusions that are very typical of corundum from Garba Tula. Most notable is the partially healed plane near one end (photo 1), this inclusion can be viewed without magnification. Another notable inclusion is a very small partially healed fingerprint inclusion near the other edge by the surface (photo 3), this one can barely be seen with magnification. This gem has the slightest amount of rutile silk sprinkled throughout, this silk is so fine it cannot be seen without magnification and bright direct light (photo 2). The crisp nature of the silk inclusions is an indicator that this gem has not undergone heat treatment to enhance its color or clarity. I used the Photoatlas of Inclusions volume 1 by EJ Gübelin and JI Koivula for reference.
Photos and videos were taken outdoors under an overcast sky with no direct sunlight present, additional videos were taken indoors under my overhead led lights.
Gemstone Rough Country of Origin: Garba Tula, Kenya Cutter: Sennin
• If you would like this gem for a custom jewelry project, you can reserve it directly from this listing and then follow up with the details for your custom project or purchase it bundled with a pre-priced setting.