Star Sapphire

Sri Lanka
Gems, 1.24 ct, 6.46 mm x 5.00 mm
Start Time: 05/12/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

This is a very beautiful gemstone. Star Sapphires are among the most highly sought after of all the Sapphire varieties. These stones are cut when thin, fibrous inclusions are are oriented inside of the Sapphire crystal at the correct angle to properly show off the "legs" of the star. When these inclusions are numerous enough to make the stone translucent or opaque, they allow light to be reflected in such a way that a star floats across the top of the stone with movement. It is an amazing phenomenon that is only seen in a few gems around the world. The actual "legs" of the star in this stone are rather sharp, with very little in the way of breaks and excellent consistency throughout. The stone also exhibits a light silvery color with a slight lavender purple overtone. A great representation of these amazing gems.

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