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Sapphire 2016 04

Blue Sapphire from Sri Lanka

This month we feature a stunning blue sapphire from Sri Lanka. This is a massive 15.2-carat oval brilliant with a pleasing violet-ish blue hue. It's certified by the DSEF lab out of Idar-Oberstein in Germany as a natural, no-heat blue sapphire.

  Natural Sri Lankan sapphire , 15.20 ct., 15.95 x 12.28 x 9.84 mm. Price available upon request. (Photo: Mia Dixon)

Natural Sri Lankan sapphire, 15.20 ct., 15.95 x 12.28 x 9.84 mm. Price available upon request. (Photo: Mia Dixon)

Capturing the subtleties of sapphire hues can be tricky when trying to photograph an image for print, for a client, or for our gem news here. Our high-tech Nikon D800 always produces the finest images and sometimes a simple iPhone photo can compliment the stone in a different way. The combination of high resolution perfection and a low resolution in-hand photo should give the viewer a complete picture of the brilliance and beautiful violet-ish blue hue.

 A different view of the same 15.2-carat natural Sri Lankan sapphire. (Photo: Jason Stephenson)

A different view of the same 15.2-carat natural Sri Lankan sapphire. (Photo: Jason Stephenson)

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