Inspired by the center tri-color sapphire this multi-color and shaped pendant is a tidal splash of color. Trilliants, ovals and rounds are prong set around the fancy baguette cut tri-color sapphire. Pink, raspberry, periwinkle, purple and violet sapphires were carefully selected to match the colorful brilliance of the tri-color sapphire which smoothly transitions from deep blue, to purple, lilac, raspberry and finally pink (with some pinkish orange flashes). Each sapphire was carefully selected for its precision cut, rich color, excellent clarity and electric brilliance. The pendant includes a baguette cut 8.35 X 4.0 mm tri-color sapphire (1.34 ct); a round 3.4 mm purple (0.16 ct), 3.2 mm lilac (0.12 ct) and 4.0 mm hot pink sapphire (0.25 ct); an oval 5.6 X 3.85 blue sapphire (0.42 ct); and two trilliant sapphires one that is hot pink and 3.5 mm (0.14 ct) and the other at the top of the pendant is 5.5 mm and a deep purple (0.45 ct). In total the pendant has 2.63 carats of beautiful sapphires. The pendant weighs approximately 4.0 grams of 14KWG and measures 27 mm or 1" in length and 13.55 mm or 1/2" in width. This magnificent piece is offered by Jill Underhill of Color Symphony (http://www.colorsymphony.com) and will be shipped directly from their location in New Hampshire.
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.