These finely detailed bear and bull are crafted from a substantial 13.7 grams of 14K yellow gold. Reflecting Wall Street's theme, the bear and bull markets each piece represents the fine workmanship of an expert goldsmith. Diamond cut for added brilliance the sapphire eyes have exceptionally bright blue color and dance with electric cornflower and cobalt blue sparks.
The sapphires are rated AAA+ are of Ceylon origin and measure 1.75 mm round. All jewelery items are hand crafted original designs by Jill Underhill of Color Symphony Jewelers (http//www.ColorSymphony.com).This item also includes complimentary shipping.
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.