This pastel pink shade of sapphire is very popular as it substitutes for a pink diamond, is substantially lower in price than a diamond, and a fine stone will radiate its luster even in low light. We stock some of the finest pastel pink sapphires on the market. Purchasing from Crescent Gems gives you the best value for your stones as they come directly from the source.
The traditional heating of sapphires is a widely used and accepted enhancement process which can improve the transparency and color of the stones. Techniques range from simply throwing gems into a fire to be cooked to employing sophisticated electric or gas furnaces at specific pressures and atmospheric conditions. The treatment is permanent and heated stones do not require any special care. Crescent Gems deals only with untreated or heat-treated Gemstones. We do not sell/stock/deal with beryllium-treated gemstones.
Famous mining locations for this color: Afghanistan, Australia, Myanmar/Burma, Cambodia, China, Colombia, India (Kashmir), Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, United States (Montana) and Vietnam.
Birthstone : month of September Mineral Class? : Corundum Chemical composition : Aluminum oxide Al2O3 + Fe, Ti, Cr, and other trace elements Crystal class ?: ?Hexagonal Mohs scale : 9 Specific gravity : 3.99 – 4.10; usually near 4.0 Refractive Index? : ?1.759-1.778 Birefringence of : 0.008 Crystal system : Trigonal Luster?: ?Vitreous to adamantine Cleavage: ?None, but may exhibit parting
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