2.12 Ct orangy pink Ceylon sapphire, precision cut

June 20, 2013 in Padparadshas (& close)

Nice cut done in the USA, though a bit of a catadioptre (less of an issue on person than in photo) and all you see here is my camera. Not a great shot, it’s just an “inventory” shot for me. As the rest of the photos on this page.
Completely eye clean, what you see in the middle is just a fiber.

Has a minute cutting oil residue that would need to be cleaned if this sapphire is to be certified to avoid a mention. This sapphire would not, in my opinion, receive the “padparadsha” name from GIA/SSEF/Gubelin, but might from other labs, though I feel it’s not one.

Origin : Bought as Ceylon ; gemmologist’s opinion : Ceylon.
Treatment : Traditional heat.
Price : $1200
Inventory : #148
Photo condition : White halogen, white balanced calibrated from camera on a white sheet, no retouch. Photographed over a slightly cream paper to help control light balance.

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Perfect unheated padparadsha from Vietnam, 2.37Ct

June 20, 2013 in Padparadshas (& close)

Perfect unheated padparadsha from Vietnam, 2.37Ct

Perfect padparadsha color, guaranteed as unheated. Cut is un-usual, but very nice, lots of sparkle through some milkyness that enhances color perception.

Will be sold with a certificate from GIA/SSEF.

Completely eye clean. The yellow in the photo is iron in a minute crack. The yellow reflection is visible with good attention, though it comes out as color, not inclusion.

Origin : Bought in Vietnam ; gemmologist’s opinion : Ceylon. I think we can say true origin is Vietnam.
Treatment : None.
Price : $7000
Inventory : #177
Photo condition : White halogen, white balanced calibrated from camera on a white sheet, no retouch. Photographed over a slightly cream paper to help control light balance.

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GIA certified Ceylon padparadsha, 2.37Ct, cushion cut

June 20, 2013 in Padparadshas (& close)

An outstandingly nice padparadsha, certified as such by GIA. Cut is good but not great, but color is perfect, as per today’s standard (my feeling is it’s a bit too intense for a padparadsha, see #177 for a softer one).

Completely eye clean.

Origin : Bought as Ceylon ; gemmologist’s opinion : Ceylon.
Treatment : Traditional heat.
Price : $5700
Inventory : #190
Photo condition : White halogen, white balanced calibrated from camera on a white sheet, no retouch. Photographed over a slightly cream paper to help control light balance.

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Unheated padparadsha from Madagascar, 1.93Ct

June 20, 2013 in Padparadshas (& close)

Good padparadsha color, guaranteed as unheated.

Completely eye clean.

Origin : Bought from Ceylon, with a very strong suspicion it was Madagascar ; gemmologist’s opinion : Madagascar. I think we can say true origin is Madagascar.
Treatment : None.
Price : Mail me.
Inventory : #321
Photo condition : Natural daylight, North window, 50ºN.

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