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Star Gems

All gems listed are available as of February 13, 2017

The stars in gemstones are caused by reflections off tube-like silk aligned in two or three directions causing four or six ray stars. A number of different gem species exhibit star to different degrees. Some of the stars are strong such as those found in the finest star sapphires while some are weak. Few if any resemble the intense stars found in synthetic star Linde sapphires. Keep this in mind and realize that Mother Nature creates few things that are perfect.

   

 

Gallery of Additional Available Star Gems
20% Discount on all gems in this section until further notice!

17867 Almandite Garnet Star (4 rays),s
Md Dk Reddish Brown, 23.47 cts oval cabochon measuring 19.1x15.1x7.9 mm, translucent, from Madagascar. A fine gem selected for its strong 4 ray star. When we visited Emerald Creek, Idaho last Summer they claimed they were the only location for star garnets. This is one gem that obviously proves that claim wrong.
Priced at $10/carat or $234.70/gem
17879 Almandite Garnet Star,
Md Dk Reddish Brown, 18.28 cts oval cabochon measuring 17.7x13.2x7.4 mm, translucent, from Madagascar. A fine garnet cabochon with a strong 4 ray star. People in Idaho claim that star garnets are only found there. Here is an example of a star garnet from another location that in additional to India, Sri Lanka, and East Africa also produce garnets that when cut display a star.
Priced at $8/carat or $146.24/gem
16391 Aquamarine Star,
Md Grayish Blue, 52.31 cts oval cabochon measuring 23.5x19.9x15.1 mm, lt incl, from Tanzania. We have seen a few aquamarine cat's eyes over the years. Most are 4 rays, however, this gem displays a 6 ray star when viewed under an intense point light source.
Priced at $80/carat or $4,184.80/gem
18031 Aquamarine Star,
Md Dk Gray Blue, 7.76 cts oval cabochon measuring 12.1x11.4x7.8 mm, lt incl, from Tanzania. A rare 6 rays star aquamarine with fine crystal inclusions that impart the grayish overtone to the gem.
Priced at $60/carat or $465.60/gem
16275 Aquamarine Star (4 ray),
Md Bluish Gray, 6.23 cts oval cabochon measuring 114.x9.6x7.7 mm, mod incl, from Tanzania. This gem derives much of its body color from the black inclusions that cause the 4 ray star to form. The star is distinct and very unusual for an aquamarine.
Priced at $30/carat or $186.90/gem
17641 Iolite Star,
Dk Blue, 4.69 cts oval cabochon measuring 10.0x7.9x7.9 mm, lt incl, from Sri Lanka. This gem displays a weak six ray star which is unusual for an iolite star which usually displays only 4 rays.
Priced at $30/carat or $140.70/gem
18042 Quartz Star,s
Lt Yellowish Brown, 47.22 cts oval cabochon measuring 21,3x17.9x17.7 mm v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. An exceptional star quartz with fine transparency and a single small inclusion off to the side. This is one of the classic star quartz where each leg of the star displays additional stars as the gem is tilted.
Priced at $7/carat or $330.54/gem
12192 Quartz Star,
Md Yellowish Brown, 38.37 cts round cabochon measuring 20.8x19.5x13.7 mm, lt incl, from Sri Lanka. A large star quartz that exhibits a very strong 6 ray star with slight twinning of the star.
Priced at $6/carat or $230.22/gem
11862 Quartz Star,
White, 6.99 cts round cabochon measuring 11.7x11.2x7.2 mm, lt incl, from Sri Lanka. A fine star quartz with multiple star on each of the legs. Priced at $6/carat or $41.94/gem
17283 Quartz Star,
Lt Brown, 4.04 cts oval cabochon measuring 9.7x8.9x6.7 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. This is the smallest star quartz we have ever offered. The star is a strong six rays that also displays additional stars on each of the legs of the main star.
Priced at $6/carat or $24.24/gem
9634 Ruby Star,
Md Dk Purplish Red, 6.40 cts oval cabochon measuring 10.1x9.3x6.2 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. A very fine ruby cabochon that displays a strong six ray star on a transparent body with just very light silk present.
Priced at $1,200/carat or $7,680.00/gem
11158 Sapphire Star,
Dk Intense Blue, 6.14 cts oval cabochon measuring 9.2x8.0x7.9 mm, eye clean, from Sri Lanka. An exceptional sapphire star with a transparent body and a strong six ray star. We were told that often a piece of rough with this clarity would be heated to remove the silk and then faceted, however, our source at the time knew we were searching for a top quality star sapphire and had it cut to produce this world class gem.
Priced at $2,200/carat or $13,508.00/gem

16755 Sapphire Star,
Md Dk Blue, 10.69 cts oval cabochon measuring 15.1x12.9x5.0 mm, lt incl, from Sri Lanka. A fine six ray star sapphire that is well suited for a man's ring.
Priced at $400/carat or $4,276.00/gem

14132 Sapphire Star,
Md Intense Pink, 2.56 cts oval cabochon measuring 7.4x7.1x4.9 mm, lt incl, from Sri Lanka. A very fine, transparent pink sapphire star with a strong 6 ray star.
Priced at $500/carat or $1,280.00/gem
11729 Sapphire Star,
Md Dk Blue, 4.33 cts oval cabochon measuring 8.5x7.4x6.5 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. A fine blue sapphire cabochon that exhibits a thin but strong six ray star.
Priced at $400/carat or $1,732.00/gem
11162 Sapphire Star,
Md Dk Blue, 4.25 cts oval cabochon measuring 9.1x7.7x6.3 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. A very fine, blue star sapphire that displays a strong 6 ray star and a very light amount of silk.
Priced at $400/carat or $1,700.00/gem
15131 Sapphire Star,
Md Dk Blue, 4.40 cts oval cabochon measuring 8.1x7.4x6.3 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. A very fine, transparent blue sapphire cabochon that displays a strong 6 ray star.
Priced at $400/carat or $1,760.00/gem
19213 Sapphire Star,
Md Dk Pinkish Purple, 3.25 cts oval cabochon measuring 8.6x7.7x4.9 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. A strong purple, 6 ray sapphire star with a pinkish overtone.
Priced at $300/carat or $975.00/gem
13674 Sapphire Star,
Md Dk Blue, 3.62 cts oval cabochon measuring 9.6x8.1x4.8 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. An exceptional sapphire star with fine blue body color and a strong 6 ray star.
Priced at $350/carat or $1,267.00/gem
12011 Sapphire Star,
Md Purple, 1.06 cts oval cabochon measuring 6.4x4.5x3.3 mm, translucent, from Sri Lanka. A medium purple sapphire star with a strong six ray star.
Priced at $70/carat or $74.20/gem (On reserve)
6332 Sapphire Star,
Dk Purple, 6.79 cts round
cabochon measuring 9.8x9.7x7.1 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. A very fine purple star sapphire with very light silk and a strong 6 ray star. These days a gem such as this would be heat treated to remove the silk and then faceted.
Priced at $500/carat or $3,395.00/gem
13099 Sapphire Star,
Md Bluish Gray, 12.11 cts oval cabochon measuring 13.9x11.0x7.8 mm, translucent, from Sri Lanka. A fine larger sapphire star with a strong 6 ray, well centered star.
Priced at $50/carat or $605.50/em
16320 Sapphire Star,
Black, 7.09 cts oval cabochon measuring 11.7x8.3x6.2 mm, translucent, from Thailand. Black star sapphires are very popular in men's rings. This gem displays a strong six ray star on a black body. Priced at $20/carat or $141.80/gem
9560 Sapphire Star,
Md Lt Bluish Gray, 12.66 cts oval cabochon measuring 13.0x11.2x8.0 mm, translucent, from Sri Lanka. This gem displays an excellent 6 ray star. It would make an excellent feature gem in a man’s ring.
Priced at $50/carat or $633.00/gem
11161 Sapphire Star,
Md Blue, 3.17 cts oval cabochon measuring 9.1x7.5x4.5 mm, lt incl, from Sri Lanka. A fine sapphire star with strong 4 rays and weaker 5th and 6th rays. The body color of this gem is exceptional.
Priced at $180/carat or $570.60/gem
18365 Spinel Star,
Dk Purplish Gray, 4.33 cts oval cabochon measuring 9.7x8.4x5.2 mm, opaque, from Sri Lanka. A very fine spinel star that displays a strong 6 ray star on a mauvish body.
Priced at $80/carat or $346.40/gem
10859 Spinel Star,s
Dk Purplish Gray, 30.47 cts oval cabochon measuring 20.1x14.4x10.8 mm, opaque, from Sri Lanka. This is the largest spinel star we have seen offered by far. The star is a fine six rays on an opaque, offered by far. The star is a fine six rays on an opaque, purplish gray body.
Priced at $80/carat or $2,437.60/gem