A Silver Bug original. A gorgeous over 4 carat gray natural Ceylon sapphire mounted in a hand made solid sterling silver setting and band. This beautiful stone displays a near perfect star and has a few minor inclusions. All of these star sapphire photographs were taken in either direct or indirect sunlight in order to show the amazing asterism, star effect, of this rare gem.
Star sapphire is a rare variety of sapphire that exhibits a rare asterism under specific lighting. When viewing star sapphire, a six-rayed star will appear to float across the surface of the stone. The effect is best viewed under a direct light source and while tilting and rotating the stone from different angles. Star sapphires contain unusual tiny needle-like inclusions of rutile. Aligned needles that intersect each other at varying angles produce the rare phenomenon known as asterism. Star sapphires can range in color from blue in various tones to pink, orange, yellow, green, lavender, gray or black.
Sapphires and rubies are a gem quality variety of the mineral corundum. It is the second hardest substance on earth after diamond. Because sapphires and rubies are so hard they never scratch and therefore make excellent rings.
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Ring Size: 7 3/4
Weight: .12 oz.
Carat weight: over 4 carats