Indian Blue Star Sapphire 12.00 carats 14.4x11.2x6.2mm
This is one of three stars we recently purchased from a mine in the Andhra Pradesh area of India. A couple of things really caught my eye when I saw this star sapphire
First the color, in my mind its kind of a cross between a blue star from
Burma and A black star from Thailand, it has a raw earthieness to it,
a real rugged masculine look
gemstones in our inventory and our jewelry are Natural mined gemstones, None are lab created,lab grown,man made, or synthetics.
I Gemstones -Usually eye clean
Enhanced. A gemstone that has only undergone the standard process of cutting
seen through the gemstone look clear and distinct.
Aquamarine,Green & Yellow Chrysoberyl,Morganite,Tanzanite, Green
Tourmaline, Blue Zircon
use of heat to effect desired alteration of color, clarity and/or phenomena.
look slightly hazy or blurry through the stone.
and Pressure: The use of heat and pressure combined to effect desired
alterations of color, clarity and/or phenomena.
are vague and hard to see.
II Gemstones-Usually included
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
a small fraction of light passes through the stone, mainly around the edges.
Ametrine,Citrine, All Garnet, Iolite, Peridot, All Sapphire & Ruby,
Spinel, Blue, Orange & Yellow Tourmaline, Green, Orange, Red or Yellow
Infusion: The filling of surface-breaking fissures with colorless oil, wax,
resin or other colorless substances, except glass or plastic, to improve the
no light can pass through the gemstone
The impregnation of a colorless wax, paraffin or oil in porous opaque or
translucent gemstones to improve appearance.
III-Gemstones Almost always included
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.
Bixbite, Emerald, Red, Pink or Watermelon Tourmaline
The use of chemicals in conjunction with high temperatures to produce
ARTIFICIAL color change and/or asterism-producing inclusions.
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.
All gemstones in our inventory and our jewelry are Natural mined gemstones, None are lab created,lab grown,man made, or synthetics.