One of the most (actually the most) parts of the colored stone business is finding a treasure. When I first started my business in 1998, finding quality star sapphires was an easy task in most of the gem markets of the world. Now in 2016, things are much different
This rare and magnificent (and I don’t use the term loosely) star sapphire specimen was mined/cabbed and polished in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). A couple of reasons this stone is a standout.
1. Body is translucent bordering on transparent with a star is bold and strong.
2. Ceylon pedigree and deep rich color (the photos show it much lighter than the actual color)
3. 6 strong legs with each ray extending almost to the girdle of the stone.