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Sapphire — specimen 0223, photo © NMNHS
Sapphire — specimen 0223, photo © NMNHS

Sapphirespecimen 0223


East Africa
Madagascar, Ihorombe, Ilakaka
Sapphire — specimen 0223, locality map

Weight: 0.36 ct; size: 5.50 | 3.48 | 2.43 mm; shape: pear; colour: light bluish purple; strong; clarity: eye clean; cut: good; treatment: heating.

Clean specimen; good mixed style cut.

Other specimens
Sapphire — specimen 0263Sapphire — specimen 0326Sapphire — specimen 0640Sapphire — specimen 0668Sapphire — specimen 0646Sapphire — specimen 0505Sapphire — specimen 0364Sapphire — specimen 0148

More information from ‘Classification’

Most commonly refers to a blue gem variety of corundum, but other coloured varieties of corundum are also described as sapphire, except the natural red.