On the odd occasion I come across a gemstone that is the type one would want to write home about, in detail. One that is perfect in every way, with a colour that is delicate and powerful and shines as if it were alive. This happened to me recently. It is a sapphire, which I suspect is one of the most beautiful blue sapphires in New Zealand. It weighs a prestigious 8.7ct and is cut into a perfectly proportioned oval.