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AGL Certified Unheated Blue Star Sapphire Ring 9.30 carats 12.7x9.5x8.5mm

$8,999.00

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With so few quality star sapphires available as every day passes, it's one of the pleasures of my job when one passes through my hand. This certainly is one of the finest I've found. It's a bit over 9 carats (9.3 to be exact), with a rich electric blue color and one of the finest stars I've found. The AGL(American Gemological Laboratory) rates the star as

Strength of Star:  Strong to Moderate

Quality of Star:    Very Good

The way the stone was cabbed (Star sapphires are considered cabbed not cut) it maximizes the physical dimensions of the stone, bu also maximizes the stars true potential for magnificence. 

Did you know that for every 100 faceted sapphire that are mined, approximately three stars are discovered.

  • One will have good color and a bad star. 
  • One will have a great star and bad color. 
  • Only one out of a hundred will have a good star and good color.

Some of the more interesting lore behind star sapphires:

 

The three crossed rays of the asterism are said to symbolize faith, hope and destiny. 
 

People have thought that they had demons or angels of light living in them. And because they turned dark at night, they were thought to go to sleep, just like people.
 

People have worn them for protection from evil spirits or attackers, they carried them in medicine and healing pouches, they are powerful spirits in the shamanistic world.
 

People use them for saying and seeing the future or for objects of meditation. They are said to speak for, or are the voices of the mineral world spirits.
 

The stars in all stones are believed to increase the gemstones magical powers, because it's the all seeing eye of the spirit contained in the stone.
 

They speak only when in the light and their voice is one of movement and shadow light shades. They are the symbol of the heavens.

 

All gemstones in our inventory, and in our jewelry are Natural mined gemstones, None are lab created,lab grown,man made, or synthetics.

  Type I Gemstones -Usually eye clean   Enhancement   Clarity
  Examples- Aquamarine,Green & Yellow Chrysoberyl,Morganite,Tanzanite, Green Tourmaline, Blue Zircon x None-Natural: No Enhancement   Transparent-Objects seen through the gemstone look clear and distinct.
      Heat-The use of heat to effect desired alteration of color, clarity and/or phenomena.   Semitransparent-Objects look slightly hazy or blurry through the stone.
x Type II Gemstones-Usually included    Heating and Pressure: The use of heat and pressure combined to effect desired alterations of color, clarity and/or phenomena. x Translucent-Objects are vague and hard to see..
x Examples- Alexandrite,Amethyst, Ametrine,Citrine, All Garnet, Iolite, Peridot, All Sapphire & Ruby, Spinel, Blue, Orange & Yellow Tourmaline, Green, Orange, Red or Yellow Zircon    Irradiation: The use of neutrons, gamma rays or beta particles (high energy electrons) to alter a gemstones color. The irradiation may be followed by a heating process.   Semitranslucent-Only a small fraction of light passes through the stone, mainly around the edges.
      Oiling/Resin Infusion: The filling of surface-breaking fissures with colorless oil, wax, resin or other colorless substances, except glass or plastic, to improve the gemstones appearance.   Opaque-Virtually no light can pass through the gemstone
  Type III Gemstones-Almost always included   Waxing/Oiling: The impregnation of a colorless wax, paraffin or oil in porous opaque or translucent gemstones to improve appearance.    
  Examples- Bixbite, Emerald, Red, Pink or Watermelon Tourmaline   Filling: The filling of surface-breaking cavities or fissures with colorless glass, plastic, or similar substances.This process may improve durability and/or appearance, and/or to add weight.    
      Diffusion: The use of chemicals in conjunction with high temperatures to produce ARTIFICIAL color change and/or asterism-producing inclusions.    
      Coating: The use of such surface enhancements as lacquering, enameling, inking, foiling or sputtering of films to improve appearance, provide color or add other special effects.    

 

 

 

 



  • Model: BLUESTARCL930
  • 1 Units in Stock

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