ITEM: Elegant 9.00 Carat Raspberry Pink Sapphire.
COMPOSITION: 22K yellow gold.
GEM: (1) 16 X 12 mm Raspberry pink sapphire 9.00 carat-(Heat Treated) - Gemstone weight is approximate based on measurements. No gems are removed in order to maintain the integrity of the piece.
CONDITION: Estate item, excellent.
WEIGHT: 14.1 Grams.
MEASUREMENT: 3/4" wide, knuckle to knuckle (N to S)
MARKS: 22K hallmarks, tested for the gold content.
SIZE: 5. We can size this ring for an additional fee. Please inquire if needed.
COMMENTS: This hand crafted ring dating to the late 1940's is made of luxurious 18k yellow gold. It showcases a beautiful 9.00 carat prong set pink sapphire. Crafted in an unique hand made soiled 22k yellow gold. It tests sapphire on a Presidium gem tester. The gemstone is an intense raspberry pink treated, with incredible brilliance. This ring is amazing, you feel like a Queen. The oldest and most common sapphire enhancement is heat treatment, the majority of the sapphires in the marketplace have been heat-treated or thermally enhanced in furnaces. Heat treatment is used to improve a sapphire’s color, remove color zoning, and improve clarity.
Some heat treatment procedures are relatively mild, involving temperatures of about 400o C for brief periods of time. These are commonly used on pink sapphires from the mines of Madagascar and may also be applied to Madagascar’s coveted padparadscha sapphires.
Over the last couple of decades, high temperatures in excess of 1700o C has been applied to sapphires, which improve their clarity by dissolving silk as it improves color. The results can be dramatic, transforming pale stones into ones with lively, saturated colors. Knowledgeable gemologists will be able to discern whether a sapphire has been subjected to this kind of extreme heating.
Pictured as received from a local estate.
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