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11.79 x 8.09 mm
Several years ago, a beautiful array of fancy color sapphires began coming from Illakaka, Madagascar, and you may know that I am a HUGE fan of this material. This gorgeous, unheated lavender/blue is unusually large for this location. To maximize utilization of the precious rough, a custom step-cut shield design was created, having an oversized culet facet. This semi-portrait style of cutting has become very popular in recent years. This price per ct. is exceptionally low for such a large Illakaka sapphire as well, particularly one that is unheated.