Gem of the day : Mabilla sapphire tend to be quite small but display the most beautiful primary blue hue. Grey is a common secondary mask which will increase or decrease sapphire rough gem market value. This is when the trained eye of a gemologist is required. We only select from our mines the best calibrated stones, the ones that will reach international jewellers Ateliers. As gemology is our passion we tend to be a bit emotional when it comes to our gems. Sometimes we find it hard to let them go but at the end of the day we can truly say that all our gems are delivered with L.O.V.E and infused with Passion. . . #nigeriansapphire#africangems#roughgems#lapidary
Well here's something stupidly rare: a glowing, vivid red-orange sapphire of 1.20 carats. It takes years in the field and tens of thousands of sapphires passing through one's hands to even begin to appreciate just how incredibly rare it is to find this color and saturation without beryllium diffusion in corundum. This is the typical color that one would normally strictly associate with Songea type beryllium diffused material, except in this case it hasn't been diffused at all. The stone has only had standard heat applied to it and has been checked for beryllium thoroughly. A long lost link between ruby and sapphire, one might say... I could wax lyrical about it all I want but the point is it's an immensely rare and vivid piece of sapphire that most dealers will never come across throughout a lifetime spent in the trade.