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2.60 ct. Burmese White Star Sapphire

Color:  White Clarity:  Eye Clean
Origin:  Burma Cut:  Oval Cabochon
Treatments:  None Measurements:  7.6 x 6.5 mm

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.  There are some lovely pastels, violet and lavender shades that look great against the asterism.  Beyond this we occasionally see some yellows or even true white star Sapphires.  There are plenty of very light grayish-blue stones, but a gem that faces up essentially white with a white star is special indeed.  This lovely Burmese gem is just such a stone - fully transparent, the gem is clean and lustrous even without direct lighting.  Add that in however, and you get a lovely, somewhat ethereal white star against a white background.  Really one of the most successful examples of this difficult color variety that we have ever seen. 

 

$250 / carat - $650 total