5.37 tcw Gorgeous IF Clarity Untreated Natural White Sapphire Pair

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Dimensions (mm) 9 x 9 x 5.03mm
Weight (carats) 5.37 carats
Colors
No Treatment

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These stones are not emeralds (thank you Lord!) and there is no need for Clarity-Picture-Stone description format. Actually, stones are Flawless - I just was lazy, didn’t clean them and some microscopic speck of dust ON the stone could be in question. Unlike emeralds, sapphires can be photographed but if a stone is white picture will not say anything.

So, about stones. As all our rubies and other sapphires, they are from the (very) old inventory. For some stones I have certificates, for some don’t. Which means: either I cannot find them or I checked stones myself. I purchased both heated (only) and unheated rubies and blue sapphires and only untreated fancy ones. Actually white sapphires don’t need certificates. Any child can push a button on digital refractometer/reflectivity meter and check if it is a sapphire or something else; obviously they are not colored/color enhanced by any method and when flux treatment is possible I cannot remember when I saw flux treated white sapphire. So, certificates just state a fact. If I have a statement saying my water boils at 212 Fahrenheit, it wouldn’t mean my water was more valuable. So, the only treatment that is used is heat but for white sapphires heat treatment is by and large senseless - it will not change anything. As they say: “You can heat them until cows come home.” Except one thing: it can remove a slight blue or pink tint and make a stone colorless. Purpose of it is obvious - make a stone look like a diamond. In my (and practically all collectors’) opinion it is unreasonable. Stone will not have diamond’s dispersion anyway and will become a poor simulation. High-quality white sapphires are gorgeous in their natural state and don’t need to be “poor man diamonds” (actually, if De Birs wouldn’t put each year tons - literally - of diamonds 1000 ft underground, diamonds would be “poor man white sapphires:” they are as rare as a charcoal). These two stones have a slight (and very beautiful) pink tint. It is a great indicator stones are unheated, but since I don’t have a certificate (and many people still want them), I priced this pair 3 times lower their lowest wholesale price ($575-$670 per ct according to Gem World International - Bible of every jeweler, gem dealer and serious buyer - and the only realistic price list in the world. Most industry’ price lists value such stones $5,000-$8,000 per ct).

Gorgeous perfectly cut and polished, perfectly clean, exceptionally bright and brilliant pair!

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Auction ID 839227
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Starts 18th Sep 2019 12:15am PDT
Ends 22nd Sep 2019 8:04am PDT

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