- FedEx or DHL for $20.00 only / Delivery 3-4 days / fully insured
- Registered Mail for $6.99 / Delivery 7-14 days / insured for $200.00
- Credit Card
- Western Union
- Bank transfer
|Guarantee / Certification
- All gemstones are natural!
- All photos and videos are of the actual gem for sale (No Stock Photos)
- We offer certification from AIGS for $20.00 only (3-5 additional days)
|Size and Weight
- Gems are always measured in Millimeter (mm)
Compare mm Size with US coins
- Dimensions are given as length x width x depth, except for round stones which are diameter x depth
- Select gems by size, not by weight! Gem varieties vary in density, so carat weight is not a good indication of size
- Note: 1ct = 0.2g
- Every item is unique, so you can only order 1 of each item
- However, we often have similar or matching items. If so, we display them on the same gem detail page
- IF = Loupe Clean - Internally flawless; free of inclusions
- VVS = Almost Loupe Clean - Very, very slight inclusions; inclusions barely seen under 10x magnification
- VS = Eye Clean - Very slight inclusions; inclusions can be seen under 10x magnification
- SI = Slightly included - Small inclusions can be seen with the naked eye
- I1 = Included - Inclusions can be seen with the naked eye
- Transparent = A gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion / may have rutile or other inclusions
- Translucent = Allowing light to pass through, but not transparent
- Opaque = Does not allow light to pass through
- All gems have a 30-day inspection period, which begins on the date
of delivery. Gems may be returned for a full refund during this
- Please email us for return authorization code when returning a gem.
- For more details click here
About Star Sapphire
is a respected member of the corundum family. Red corundum is called ruby
. All other color varieties of corundum being referred to as sapphire. Corundum is the second hardest substance on the Mohs scale
, with a rating of nine. Diamond
tops that scale with a ten. That hardness combined with the rich color and silky shine make fine sapphires extremely valuable.
Star sapphires contain unusual tiny needle-like inclusions. Those rutile needles result in a silky shine on the surface of the gem. Aligned needles that intersect each other at varying angles produce a phenomenon called asterism
(Latin aster for star). Because of their crystal structure, only the star sapphire and the star ruby show six white rays of light that meet in one point and dance over the gem's surface when viewed from different directions.
Star sapphire range in color from blue in various tones, pink, orange, yellow, green, lavender, gray to black. The most desirable color is a vivid, intense blue.
Star sapphire is a durable, popular stone for men's rings. A black star sapphire supports a masculine image best. In ancient times, star sapphire was regarded as a powerful talisman guiding travelers and seekers of all kinds.