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Blue Sapphire and tiny colourful stars

A 'lot' Blue Sapphire in different cuts abd sizes, and one lot of tiny 2.5 mm round in all Sapphires colours. All the larger ones, except for one, are evenly Sapphire blue. 

 

Size: Oval 14x11.16x5,22 - 14,25x11,35x7 mm

           Drop 15,6x10,80x6,40

           Rect 12,42x7,10x5, 13,90x11,20x7,34, 15,32x11,50x8,25

           Round 2,5x2,5 mm (below)

Clarity: VVI-SI

Origin: South Africa, Africa

In stock:  2 oval, 1 drop, 3 rectangular, ca 65 tiny round

 

Price:  USD 8.90; 15.10-20.10 SEK

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Sapphire is one of the two or three gem-varieties of corundum. Although blue is their most well-known colour, sapphires comes in many colour of corundum except for red that are called rubies. Sapphires may also be colourless, in shades of gray and black. Pink-orange sapphires are also called padparadscha. Padparadscha sapphires are very rare and highly valued. The name derives from the Sinhalese word for lotus blossom. They often draw higher prices than many of even the finest blue sapphires. Padparadscha was originally being mined in Sri Lanka, but are also found in deposits in Vietnam and Africa. Blue sapphires are evaluated based upon the purity of their primary hue. Purple, violet, and green are the most common secondary hues found in blue sapphires.

Star sapphires contain intersecting needle-like inclusions (often the mineral rutile, a mineral composed primarily of titanium dioxide) that cause the appearance of a six-rayed "star"-shaped pattern when viewed with a single overhead light source. Sapphires are commonly worn as jewelry but because of the remarkable hardness they are used in some non-ornamental applications, including infrared optical components.Significant sapphire deposits are found in Eastern Australia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, East Africa, and in a few locations in North America. Sapphire and rubies are often found together in the same area.

The Black Star of Queensland is believed to be the largest star sapphire that has ever been mined, and it weighs 733 carats. The Star of India (563.4 carats) is thought to be the second largest star sapphire, and it is currently on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The 182-carat Star of Bombay, located in the National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, D.C., is an example of a blue star sapphire. The value of a star sapphire, however, depends not only on the weight of the stone but also the body colour, visibility and intensity of the asterism. Historically, the star Sapphire was used as protection against the evil eye and to reflect harmful or evil spells back to the sender. Magicians were known to use the gemstones to improve and control their magical powers. Among them, the sapphire was a gateway to the heavenly spheres.

The Sapphire can help you find your hidden potential, and to sharpen the vision of your life. It can help you achieve your material dreams and desires, as well as maintaining your wealth when it was acquired. It helps you to keep a balanced perspective, so you can organize your thought processes.


CLARITY CLASSIFICATION
IF Internally Flawless No Inclusions Visible Even With 10x Magnification.
VVS Very-Very Slightly Included Minute Inclusions Not Visible To Eye.
VSI Very Slight Inclusions Slight Inclusions Visible To Eye.
SI 1-2 Slight Inclusions: Some Inclusions Visible.
I 1-3 Included Many Inclusions Visible. 807163324

 

 

 

 

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Latest update: 22 september 2015