All gems listed are available as of 5/1/13
The stars in gemstones are caused by reflections off tube-like silk aligned in two or three directions causing four or six ray stars. A number of different gem species exhibit star to different degrees. Some of the stars are strong such as those found in the finest star sapphires while some are weak. Few if any resemble the intense stars found in synthetic star Linde sapphires. Keep this in mind and realize that Mother Nature creates few things that are perfect.
Gallery of Additional Available
|17867 Almandite Garnet Star (4 rays),
Md Dk Reddish Brown, 23.47 cts oval cabochon measuring 19.1x15.1x7.9 mm, translucent, from Madagascar. A fine gem selected for its strong 4 ray star. When we visited Emerald Creek, Idaho last Summer they claimed they were the only location for star garnets. This is one gem that obviously proves that claim wrong.
Priced at $10/carat or $234.70/gem
|17641 Iolite Star,
Dk Blue, 4.69 cts oval cabochon measuring 10.0x7.9x7.9 mm, lt incl, from Sri Lanka. This gem displays a weak six ray star which is unusual for an iolite star which usually displays only 4 rays.
Priced at $30/carat or $140.70/gem
|17735 Quartz Star,
Lt Brown, 23.84 cts oval cabochon measuring 17.5x14.5x12.8 mm, eye clean, from Sri Lanka. A fine star quartz with a strong six ray star on a semitransparent body. The star also displays multiple stars on each leg as the gem is tilted.
Priced at $8/carat or $190.72/gem
|17283 Quartz Star,
Lt Brown, 4.04 cts oval cabochon measuring 9.7x8.9x6.7 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. This is the smallest star quartz we have ever offered. The star is a strong six rays that also displays additional stars on each of the legs of the main star.
Priced at $6/carat or $24.24/gem
|15131 Sapphire Star,
Md Dk Blue/Purple, 4.40 cts oval cabochon measuring 8.7x7.4x6.3 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. This gem in addition to displaying a strong six ray star, shifts in color from blue in daylight to purple under incandescent light.
Priced at $400/carat or $1,760.00/gem
|14552 Sapphire Star,
Dk Blue, 1.71 cts round cabochon measuring 6.1x4.5 mm, eye clean, from Burma. A very fine Burmese sapphire cabochon that displays a thin 6 ray star.
Priced at $200/carat or $342.00/gem
|13674 Sapphire Star,
Md Dk Blue, 3.62 cts oval cabochon measuring 9.6x8.1x4.8 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. An exceptional sapphire star with fine blue body color and a strong 6 ray star.
Priced at $350/carat or $1,267.00/gem
14132 Sapphire Star, Md
|12011 Sapphire Star,
Md Purple, 1.06 cts oval cabochon measuring 6.4x4.5x3.3 mm, translucent, from Sri Lanka. A medium purple sapphire star with a strong six ray star. Priced at $70/carat or $74.20/gem
|6332 Sapphire Star,
Dk Purple, 6.79 cts round
cabochon measuring 9.8x9.7x7.1 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. A very fine purple star sapphire with very light silk and a strong 6 ray star. These days a gem such as this would be heat treated to remove the silk and then faceted.
Priced at $500/carat or $3,395.00/gem
|11729 Sapphire Star,
Md Dk Intense Purplish Blue, 4.22 cts oval cabochon measuring 8.5x7.4x6.5 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. A star sapphire of intense purplish blue body color with a distinct 6 ray star at the center of the gem.
Priced at $300/carat or $1,299.00/gem
|11380 Sapphire Star,
Lt Gray, 3.11 cts round cabochon measuring 9.5x8.8x3.4 mm, translucent, from Sri Lanka. A very fine inexpensive star sapphire with a well centered, 6 ray star on a roundish cabochon.
Priced at $25/carat or $77.75/gem
|16320 Sapphire Star,
Black, 7.09 cts oval cabochon measuring 11.7x8.3x6.2 mm, translucent, from Thailand. Black star sapphires are very popular in men's rings. This gem displays a strong six ray star on a black body. Priced at $20/carat or $141.80/gem
|9560 Sapphire Star,
Md Lt Bluish Gray, 12.66 cts oval cabochon measuring 13.0x11.2x8.0 mm, translucent, from Sri Lanka. This gem displays an excellent 6 ray star. It would make an excellent feature gem in a man’s ring.
Priced at $50/carat or $633.00/gem
|17695 Sapphire Star,
Md Lt Bluish Gray, 1.45 cts oval cabochon measuring 6.3x5.8x3.5 mm, translucent, from Sri Lanka. An inexpensive sapphire star that displays
a fine 6 ray star.
Priced at $20/carat or $29.00/gem
|13099 Sapphire Star,
Md Bluish Gray, 12.11 cts oval cabochon measuring 13.9x11.0x7.8 mm, translucent, from Sri Lanka. This is a very nice, larger sapphire star that is well suited for setting in a man’s ring. The star is a strong six rays with a neutral body color.
Priced at $40/carat or $484.40/gem
|11157 Sapphire Star,
Lt Bluish Gray, 8.14 cts oval cabochon measuring 11.0x10.0x6.7 mm, translucent, from Sri Lanka. A very fine 6 ray star sapphire that is the perfect size for a ring.
Priced at $50/carat or $407.00/gem
|14552 Sapphire Star,
Dk Blue, 2.89 cts round cabochon measuring 7.9x7.8x4.2 mm, v lt incl, from Burma. A deep navy blue sapphire cabochon with a six ray star. Priced at $180/carat or $520.20/gem
|11161 Sapphire Star,
Md Blue, 3.17 cts oval cabochon measuring 9.1x7.5x4.5 mm, lt incl, from Sri Lanka. A fine sapphire star with strong 4 rays and weaker 5th and 6th rays. The body color of this gem is exceptional.
Priced at $180/carat or $570.60/gem
|10859 Spinel Star,
Dk Purplish Gray, 30.47 cts oval cabochon measuring 20.1x14.4x10.8 mm, opaque, from Sri Lanka. This is the largest spinel star we have seen offered by far. The star is a fine six rays on an opaque, offered by far. The star is a fine six rays on an opaque, purplish gray body.
Priced at $80/carat or $2,437.60/gem