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2.49 ct. Purple-Brown Star Sapphire

Color:  Dark Purple/Violet Clarity:  Transparent
Origin:  Sri Lanka Cut:  Oval Cabochon
Treatments:  None Measurements:  8 x 6.4 mm

A stone that defies description a bit.  The color was presented to us as 'brown', but is, in fact, a deep and somewhat desaturated purple hue.  At least half of it is.  The stone appears to be something of a bi-color with the other half of the stone being a deep violet-blue shade.  Both are very dark, so we can see the casual observance of brown, but the truth is a bit more interesting.  It would seem that the stone is the result of twinning of two crystals.  This would explain the color difference, but also the fact that the star is actually a double, 12-ray star; always a pleasant surprise in Sapphire.  Interesting stone and certainly unique!
 

$115 /  carat - $286 total