SEDA GEMS SAPPHIRE PARCEL
This is a natural sapphire parcel of blue /green stones
mined in Australia . They are small bight stones suited as accent stones.I
bought a large parcel of these stones from a miner who had then for years so
they are old stock. We did a randon test and some are not heated but others
clearly were so we are listing the whole the parcel as heated.
Note We have taken the photo under a plastic lid and some
stones are facing the wrong way. We will ship them in this box.
Sapphire is one of
the two gem varieties of the species corundum. Although blue is the best known
hue, the gem occurs in virtually every spectral hue excepting red. Red corundum
is a ruby. Sapphire may also be colorless, and it also occurs in the
non-spectral shades, gray and black. Yellow and green sapphires have traces of
iron that gives them their color. Pink sapphires have a trace of the element
chromiumand the deeper the color pink the higher their monetary value as long
as the color is going toward the red of rubies. Sapphires also occur in shades
of orange and brown, and colorless sapphires are sometimes used as diamond
substitutes in jewelry. Salmon-color padparadscha sapphires often fetch higher
prices than many of even the finest blue sapphires.