Gemstone Shop
Ask a Q
My Account
Ed Bristol
Ceylon Sapphire
Tanzanian Ruby
more images

2.77 Carat (sold)
Violet Multicolor
Medium Dark 60
Lightly Included



  • Identification: Natural Unheated & Untreated Sapphire
  • Carat: 2.77
  • Shape: Oval
  • Measures: 8.49x6.45x6.00 (millimeter)
  • Color Grade: Good
  • Tone: MD60
  • Color Zoning: See comment
  • Clarity: Lightly Included
  • Cutting Grade: Excellent
    • Brilliancy: 80%
    • Depth: 93%
  • Origin: Sri Lanka
  • Treatment: None

Certificate No: GB14021098

Overall Grade: Very Good

Comment: If you are interested in gemmology, study this stone's images. It was cut to show a small axle of violet-blue that sits only in the very tip of the gem. When turned sideways the stone becomes orange yellow! Collectors know this effect, but it is rare to see in such an extreme. This is NOT color zoning but ‘pleochroism’: the stone changes color with the angle of perspective. Nor is this called color change (because the light source does not effect the color). Gemmology geeks aside, this is an impressive natural phenomena. It would deserve a special setting to show the various colors. Such fine points would be lost in heat treatment. Near 3 carat. No window. No visible inclusions. Well cut (obviously the capturing of the violet in the face is a masterstroke). First impression color is sky blue violet, with perhaps some greenish yellow undertones. To me, personally, this is one of the most fascinating sapphires in our stock.

Ask a question.

Note to self or cart:
back add to cart buy now add to wishlist

Natural Gemstones Only!

No Heat, No Radiation.
No Bleaching, No Coating.
No Filler, No Diffusion.
No BE, No Chemicals.

Nothing but... gems!

Made by Earth.


Wherever you are:

Workshop Window: (mouse-over->halt) 

Click 'YouTube' in lower right corner
to listen while window shopping.

Join the Club 

 Wild Fish Members
save up to 25%

Apply here!

US and CAN Call Toll-Free:


International Please Call:


 Show Other Currency: 

Site Mailing List 
Natural Gems Only - No Heat. No Radiation. No Bleaching. No Coating. No Filler. No Diffusion. No Chemicals.


Genuine testimonials since 2003

Call us TOLL-FREE from the US and Canada:
International customers please call:

In case of technical problems,
drop us a note or let us call back.

In case we are out of the office, please leave a voice message and we will contact you.

Our Sitemap
 © Wild Fish Gems 2001 - 2015