I’ve recently taken possession of a Violet sapphire that perfectly skirts the line between purple and blue. I just had it certified by American Gemological Laboratories. I had never done that before, and it was a pretty great experience, especially when AGL testing found out that it was completely untreated.
3.90ctw 9.6 x 7.69 x 6.39
I have a colleague who has been seeking out the perfect violet (or blurple, as she calls it) sapphire for the last several years, and this one ticks almost all of her boxes.
Through her search, I’ve been deeply involved, and recruited several other searchers.
In the end, this stone was discovered after she found her ideal stone, so she briefly considered using it for a necklace, but decided that she needed to share the wealth instead.
In our searching, we discovered that these stones are typically color shifting to some extent. This one transitions from blue to purple, but is violet in most mixed lighting situations.
The color on my laptop screen is less saturated than on my phone, where it looks more like the stone in real life.
Once I get it back from AGL, I plan on taking a lot more photos of it. It’s a challenging stone to capture.
You can see that it has some cut flaws, showing a slight darker bowtie in the above image and a small partial window in the two shots below.
Showing a slight windowing effect that is more visible in picture than in real life. I wouldn’t dream of touching the cut on this, I wouldn’t want to alter the color in any way.
This stone has been listed for sale on LoupeTroop.