A gorgeous top evergreen round brilliant sapphire is elegantly showcased in this designer pendant crafted with over 5.0 grams of 14K yellow gold. The 4.5 mm round sapphire is prong set in the center of a hexagon design mounting with fine gold bead work details. A large beautiful bail with three 3.0 mm round brilliant diamonds for 0.33 carats total weight uses a special hinge to allow the pendant to move freely while worn.
The diamonds (SI2 HI) are bright, white, eye-clean and have ideal round brilliant cuts for excellent brilliance. In total this lovely pendant has 0.75 carats of fine quality diamonds and sapphire and it is 28 mm or 1 in length. This magnificent piece was designed 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.