Star Sapphire and Star Ruby

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The star ruby ring was commissioned to match a customers existing star sapphire stone.

According to Wiki, a star sapphire is:

"A star sapphire is a type of sapphire that exhibits a star-like phenomenon known as asterism. Star sapphires contain intersecting needle-like inclusions (often the mineral rutile,  a mineral composed primarily of titanium dioxide) that cause the appearance of a six-rayed "star"-shaped pattern when viewed with a single overhead light source"

You can't really appreciate the 'star' quality of both of these rings from this photograph, but they add a really unusual element to both stones.

The star ruby was bought in India about 10 years ago and has sat in a drawer ever since. It was a chance conversation that resulted in these two stones being matched up. Beautiful.

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