This elegant Ceylon pink sapphire pendant matches #974spr the oval pink sapphire pave diamond ring. A 1.36 carat Ceylon pink sapphire is surrounded by white brilliance resulting from the 0.15 carat total weight in fine quality pave set round brilliant diamonds that are SI1 clarity (eye-clean) and GH color (bright white). These diamonds have excellent cuts that result in a spectacular array of white brilliance that follows the circumference of the oval brilliant cut pink sapphire. The pink sapphire has beautiful medium pink color with secondary lotus hue, is eye-clean (under 10X you will see rutile needles and these are noted in some of the photos but are not distinguishable to the naked eye). Most notable is the sapphire's wonderful lively bright pink brilliance that compliments the diamond's brilliance. The pendant is made with 18KWG (the small bail is 14KWG for added durability when worn), is 22 mm or just under 1 in length. The bail has a nice opening (5.0 X 4.0 mm) that should accommodate most chains. This custom one of a kind piece was designed by Jill Underhill of Color Symphony (http://www.colorsymphony.com) and will be shipped directly from their location in New Hampshire. Complimentary shipping is included in the price.
This gemstone (or gemstone that is part of this piece of gemstone jewelry) has been enhanced by traditional heat treatment. Traditional heat treatment is used to improve a stones color, remove color zoning/banding, and improve clarity. This treatment is considered permanent. The only way to tell if a colored stone has been treated is for the stone to be analyzed by a lab. Generally only gemstone laboratories have the equipment necessary to make a qualified judgement with any certainty.
Untreated gemstones are rare and should be verified by a lab independent of the seller. A good rule of thumb is to always assume a gemstone has been enhanced, unless valid certification from a reputable laboratory is available. No one that sells jewelry or gems should be doing appraisals, certifications, or analysis. It should always be an independent third party with no vested interest in the sale.