Adamantine Lustre of in a Natural Yellow Sapphire – Magic of a Master Gem Cutter
Selected Rings, Pendants and Talismans made available to Gemstoneuniverse.com patrons in July 2012
Gemstoneuniverse.com Table Natural Yellow Sapphire Gemstone Facts
|Gemstone||Natural Yellow Sapphire|
|Treatment||None. Fully Natural|
|Patron Location||NEW HAMPSHIRE , USA|
|All inclusive Price||$ 2283.16 / INR 126715.38|
|Comments||Bright and beautiful, with a scintillating luxurious appeal, gemstones are hard to resist. And what if they are the glorious natural ones!
Featured today is a fully natural untreated unheated Ceylon Yellow sapphire of 2.98 carats set in 22 karat gold as a Jupiter talisman ring. The cushion cut yellow sapphire from Elahera mines of Sri Lanka has a light butter yellow color with excellent clarity.
What works to the advantage of a gemstone on the first look is its appearance, the beauty and the scintilla. In case of this yellow sapphire, the lustre is superb, almost adamantine. There is a general advantage inherent in the sapphires when it comes to achieving such a lustre. Yellow sapphires have the requisite hardness – 9 on Mohs Scale to withstand much polishing.
Also the refractive index of yellow sapphire ranges between 1.76-1.77 (As a reference point, it will be good to note that diamond has an RI of 2.41, measures 10 on Mohs Scale and exhibits the best lustre among gems), which allows for the light to be reflected back with creating brilliance.
If a yellow sapphire is cut and polished masterfully, it can transform into a brilliant stunning gem. However, the since natural gem mineral is so rare, the gems are fashioned to retain the maximum weight possible (fetching a much better value) which generally leads to sacrifice on parameters of aesthetics! The maximum beauty of the gem is not realised.
Natural Yellow Sapphire or pukhraj/ Pushyarag in Vedic astrology, is the gemstone of planet Jupiter/ Guru/ Brihaspati and is used to harness its benevolent yet powerful energies.
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