Doubly terminated Sapphire xl with color centers

Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Prov., Sri Lanka
Thumbnail, 2.6 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm
Start Time: 03/01/2010 1:30:00 am (CST)
End Time: 03/04/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A classic, doubly terminated, blue to purple sapphire from Sri Lanka. This gemmy and lustrous, flattened cutie has textbook hexagonal form, is well-striated and has excellent, typically pronounced, stepped-growth faces. The color centers are also interesting! The smaller crystal "arms" and pretty purple tinting are nifty features. Complete all-around, a bit of edgewear on the back is out of sight. Highly representative of the famous deposits at Ratnapura. You dont see many of these around anymore. 13.4 carats.

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