2.01 ct. Purple Star Sapphire
There are few gem materials capable
of such intriguing beauty as star corundum in its finest grades. And while it is
true that blue star sapphire and star ruby do get the most attention, we love to
find those in the somewhat more unusual 'fancy' sapphire category. Here we have
an extremely rich, dazzling, purple gem - a true 'grape jelly' color that
immediately catches the attention. The stone has a very fine
asterism - the star floats nicely across the entire surface of the gem and
requires only a bit of direct lighting to produce. With some strong
backlighting you can see that the stone itself has a few crystalline inclusions,
but nothing distracting and all just a fine confirmation of its natural origin.
Fine stone at an attractive price.