A Burmese Sapphire Engagement Ring
A beautiful platinum, diamond and sapphire engagement ring with an oval unheated Burmese sapphire of 4.93 carats. Vertically set on a slim platinum mount with delicate detailing and diamonds on the shoulders.
Burmese sapphires are considered of very high quality, and as such are valuable. Careful examination under a microscope is the simplest way of deciphering whether a sapphire is Burmese, as their inclusions are unique to them. While Sri Lankan needles tend to be longer, often spanning the width of the stone all together, Burmese inclusions form delicate clusters. They are usually a denser blue than the watery Sri Lankans, with those of particularly excellent quality resembling Kashmir stones in colour, with the added benefit of being easier to find in larger sizes. Indeed, one Victorian diplomat returned from Burma with a 907 carat sapphire in hand. In some cases, the geographical environment of a Burmese sapphire might infuse it with iron-rich rutiles, which add a brown silk to them.
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