This beautiful sapphire weighs 1.02 carats and measures 5.8mm across the flats and 6.4mm point to point. The color is a very saturated pure blue and is particularly nice looking under fluorescent lights, (great looking for everyday at the office). The stone is unheated and totally eye clean. The pictures are taken under different types of lighting.
Oh Yeah!! That is a sweet looking sapphire. Are any of the pics taken in sun light?
No, taking pictures in sunlight for stones with deep color saturation is really tough as the sun is a single point light source. This makes it difficult to keep from shading the stone when attempting to get the light to enter and exit the stone at good angles. When I get a chance over the next few days I'll try to set up some white reflectors, fuzzy dome or some other means to distribute the sunlight a little better and get a good outside shot. Clouds work well, but it's been sunny for quite a while around here.
Ronda, I totally agree. Totally amazing goodies!
I love all this color!! I'm also fantasizing/planning/hoping to get something from Michael once the funds situation looks better (I officially set up a sparklies fund!!)
Michael, how would you recommend setting this stone to best show off it's shape? Would it be possible to make a hexagonal bezel to fit?
I messed up and called this a Hexagon whereas it's actually an Octagon. Since it has 8 points you could use a 4-double prong crown to set it in a commercial type setting. If you wanted to spend more money you could easily make a custom ring that would hold this in either a bezel, semi-bezel or prongs. You would, of course, want to surround this with a modest number of top quality diamonds in a very white setting. I'm kind of partial to filigree and this stone would look great in an old style filigree setting.