6.15 ct. Sri Lankan 12-Ray Star Sapphire

Color:  Black Clarity:  Opaque
Origin:  Sri Lanka Cut:  Oval Cabochon
Treatments:  None Measurements:  10.8 x 8.6 mm

What you may assume to be a very typical 'black' star Sapphire holds a wonderful surprise; the star is in fact, the much rarer 12-ray variety.  Standard 6-ray stars are many, many times more common and we only once in a while see one of these - and rarely such a fine, larger stone with such a distinct asterism.  These can be the result of growth abnormalities and are not always so dazzling as this example.  Outstanding polish and with a sharp and mobile star, you simply could not wish for a finer example of this gemological rarity.

$95 / carat - $584 total