We adore gems - just about all of them, but there are a few special ones, that if you know our shop well, we LOVE to add as often as we can when we're lucky enough to find them... Alexandrite, Unheated Rubies, Padparadscha Sapphires... yep - those ones make our hearts tick just a little faster!
So here's another dazzler for you (and us!): a GIA certified unheated natural Padparadscha Sapphire & diamond ring. Be it a perfectly gorgeous engagement ring, or simply a perfectly gorgeous fashion statement, this sweetheart is a keeper! Retail Replacement Value $7,850.00 CAD.
Per the GIA report, the Padparadscha is exactly 1.80ct, measuring 7.02 x 5.62 x 5.03 oval mixed cut and shows No Indications of Heating (NTE). Its completely UNTREATED/UNHEATED color is noted as 'Pinkish-Orange' and its classification as 'Natural Padparadscha Sapphire'. It is a stunning blend of sunset orange & Lotus blossom pink - exactly what one looks for in Padparadscha. The clarity is 'moderately included' and 'silk' inclusions are visible under magnification running throughout the sapphire which give it a soft, pastel glow in most lighting. SO Romantic!!
Composed of highly polished and finely millegrained 18kt white gold, the mounting holds a total of 52 diamonds, 2 being trillion (triangle) cut, and the remaining 50 round brilliant cut. The 2 trillions measure approximately 3.00 x 3.00mm each totaling 0.12ct, with superior white D-E color (D is the highest color grade for a white diamond), with clean Si1-Si2 clarity and good cuts.
The round brilliant cut diamonds are bead-set throughout the halo around and under the sapphire and down the sides of the ring. They range in size from 1.45mm to 1.80mm, totaling 0.68ct and grading VS-SI clarity and F-G color. They too have 'good' cuts. Altogether, the diamond carat weights total 0.80ct, which is stamped on the band as D 0.80.
The mounting is gorgeous - very regal & elegant in design, showcasing the Padparadscha in all its glory but also definitely featuring the diamonds. The ring does not appear to have been previously sized, and its current size is right around a US size 6 1/2 (inner diameter 16.80mm). Sizing will be possible up or down 1-2 sizes, however, we wouldn't advise a major sizing in either direction due to the finely bead-set diamonds. Please always inquire about sizing before placing your order should it be necessary.
Beautiful, rare, princess-worthy - ahhh... we love this gem!
**There IS a chip on the girdle of the sapphire, that appears to stem out from an internal inclusion, and this chip is noted in the appraisal. We didn't notice the chip at all as we were photographing the ring, and even in the enlarged photos we still 'miss it', however, we can see it with our naked eye on very close inspection and you can feel it with your fingernail. While we don't feel the chip will harm the integrity of the sapphire, we have factored this small chip into our price. Due to the fabulous color of the sapphire, the chip is well camouflaged within the gem and against the diamonds.
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