This is a lovely 1940's 10k yellow gold synthetic orange-brown, can also be called a root beer color
The faceting on this is amazing! No chips, cracks, flea bites, etc. I love how the shape of the actual stone is cut. Very different and unique! She has been taken to a jeweler to ensure the setting is great, the stone is perfect and she is ready for her new home! She is a wonderful size 8.
About Synthetic Sapphires:
Sapphire on the Moh Scale is a 9 which is right behind a diamond, it is very hard to scratch, chip, etc. it is transparent to translucent natural or synthetic variety of corundum that is highly prized as a gemstone. Its color is due mainly to the presence of small amounts of iron and titanium and normally ranges from very pale blue to deep indigo. Colorless, gray, yellow, pale pink, orange, green, violet, and brown varieties also are known as sapphire; red varieties are called ruby. Synthetic sapphire has been produced commercially since 1902, although the process of the first synthetic stone which was the Ruby was back in the 1850's. Much is used in jewelry. It is found in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, India, and Montana in the U.S.