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2.5ct Velvety Orange & Red Sapphire - 8.8x7.3mm - Fantasy Cut
This listing is for the depicted loose gemstone that I personally precision cut on my lapidary equipment
• 2.5 carats • 8.8mm in length, 7.3mm in width and 5.1mm in total depth • Cut in my own fantasy cushion design • Untreated/unheated • Naturally occurring corundum (sapphire)
** To be clear, this gem has a partially opaque appearance without a light source, under a light or direct sunlight it looks like a ruby. This one doesn't quite meet the classification for a ruby, but it is the next best thing in my opinion. If you've been hunting for a ruby but haven't found one in your budget this could be the one!
• Detailed Gem Description: A natural and untreated corundum (sapphire) that has an orangy red hue with a medium/medium dark tone and strong saturation. Under direct sunlight it turns a beautiful shade of red. A photomicrograph ID of this specific gem under magnification is included for reference with oblique illumination and overhead illumination.
• Microscopy Report: This gem has inclusions typical of corundum from the Umba Valley in Tanzania. The most notable is the rutile silk that is distributed throughout the gem (rutile & ilmenite). They light up in spectacular patterns when illuminated and give this sapphire a smooth velvety appearance. The crisp intact appearance of the rutile needles is an indicator that this sapphire has not undergone any treatment to enhance its color or clarity!
Photos and videos were taken outdoors under a blue sky with the sun setting on the horizon, additional videos were taken indoors under my overhead led lights.
Gemstone Rough Country of Origin: Tanzania Cutter: Sennin