This remarkable octagonal step-cut Kashmir sapphire achieves the deep, velvety blue hue so prized in these remarkable gems. Weighing 3.32 carats, the stone's vibrant color is completely natural and perfectly complemented by two emerald-cut white diamonds totaling 1.58 carats. The sapphire is certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), American Gemological Laboratories (AGL) and Gübelin Gem Lab to be of Kashmir origin and untreated, while the diamonds are both certified by the GIA to be of E and F color and VVS1 and VS1 clarity, respectively. Set in platinum.
Sapphires hailing from the Kashmir region are regarded as the very best of this classic family of gemstones, and they are ranked as one of the most desirable gems alongside the rarest colored diamonds and Burma rubies. Revered for their superior cornflower blue hue and distinctive “blue velvet” texture, these coveted gems are a rarity on the market due both to their relative scarcity and popularity.Download the CertificationsClick here to view a video of this item.