This is a midnight blue Sapphire from the Queensland Gemfields of Australia. It's a naturally dark stone with flashes of beautiful royal blue; a remarkable contrast.
I cut this stone in a design called “Pseudo-Radiant,” written by Arya Akhavan.
This stone is eye clean.
Sapphire has been popular throughout history, and that trend doesn't seem to be changing. Sapphire is a mineral called corundum, and it doesn't only come in the well-known royal blue. Corundum comes in an array of colours and shades, including white. The popular Ruby also belongs to this family as a red corundum. Sapphires and Rubies have a hardness of 9, making it the hardest coloured stone, and is well suited for daily wear.
1.08 carat Australian Sapphire Midnight Blue (Unheated)