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Madagascar Sapphire

This page features beautiful Sapphires from a recent find in Madagascar. They have exceptional euhedral form, the crystals are amazingly bright and colorful, plus they are remarkably lustrous for the species. Nearly all of these Sapphires display color-change properties from sun to indoor lighting (typically they display such a dramatic color change that they change varieties from Sapphire to Ruby !). In indoor light, as photographed, the crystals are purple color and change to a beautiful, vivid blue color in sunlight. The pinkish-red color crystals change to purplish-red color in sunlight. These crystals have great fluorescent properties as well. In my opinion, these are some of the most intriguing and beautiful minerals to come from Madagascar, as well as being very reasonably priced.



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Sapphire on matrix from Amboarohy, Ihosy district, Horombe region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [./MadagMix1105/B 173 Da.JPG] Sapphire on matrix from Amboarohy, Ihosy district, Horombe region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [./MadagMix1105/B 173 Dc.JPG] Sapphire on matrix from Amboarohy, Ihosy district, Horombe region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [./MadagMix1105/B 173 Db.JPG]


No. A 173 D - SOLD

Sapphire on matrix

Locality: Amboarohy, Ihosy district, Horombe region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 4.4 x 4.2 x 2.5 cm (miniature)
Largest crystal: 1.9 cm.




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Sapphire on matrix from Amboarohy, Ihosy district, Horombe region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [./MadagMix1105/B 174 Ga.JPG] Sapphire on matrix from Amboarohy, Ihosy district, Horombe region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [./MadagMix1105/B 174 Gb.JPG] Sapphire on matrix from Amboarohy, Ihosy district, Horombe region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [./MadagMix1105/B 174 Gc.JPG] Sapphire on matrix from Amboarohy, Ihosy district, Horombe region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [./MadagMix1105/B 174 Gd.JPG]


No. B 174 G - SOLD

Sapphire on matrix

Locality: Amboarohy, Ihosy district, Horombe region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar

Specimen Size: 5.3 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm (small cabinet)
Largest crystal: 2.0 cm




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