A natural loose sapphire, beryllium heat treatment (NO GLASS FILLER). Light color zoning and a good life to the stone. This is a natural stone, so some inclusions are present under high magnification. Clean to the naked eye
8.09mm x 5.96mm (fits a standard 8x6 calibrated setting)
Beryllium heat treatment only (See below)
GIA report: I am so confident that this stone will perform unders scrutiny that I am willing to have th GIA (Gemological Institute of America) grade and report on this stone if requested. There is an additional charge and wait time if a report is added. Typical turnaround time is an additional 4-6 weeks. Reports are non-refundable UNLESS the report comes back with a treatment other than what I list above. If you would like to preview a stone first and then order a GIA report at a later date, this is also a service I provide. All gemstones come with a 15 day return policy, no questions asked. Treatment information: The vast majority of sapphires are treated with heat treatment, which is a simple and permanent treatment which improves the color saturation in a stone. It is NOT affected by cleaning, steaming or ultrasonic cleaners.
This stone does NOT basic heat treatment.
Beryllium Heat Treatment:
This stone DOES have beryllium heat treatment. Also sometimes called "Be heated" In this case, the stone is heated while also infusing with the element beryllium. this tones down the blue while accentuating any yellow and orange tones. Unlike earlier "lattice Diffusion" treatments that were only surface deep, this treatment will penetrate deep into the stone so the stone will retain this permanent treatment and can withstand steaming, cleaning and even re-polishing. A Be heated sapphire is a more affordable orange sapphire than a naturally occurring orange sapphire, but is still an acceptable treatment within the industry and is considered a fine gemstone. Some sapphires are also "fracture filled" which uses dyes, glass and/or polymers to fill in the cracks and hide inclusions in a stone. This is NOT a fracture filled sapphire. Fracture filled stones can crack under pressure, and are not permanent treatments, as they can be affected by cleaning, polishing and ultrasonics. It is important to know what you are getting. If you have any questions, please let me know.