Main Stone: Lab Star Sapphire
Side Stone: CZ for Gold Vermeil/Moissanite for Solid Gold
Total Weight: 2.19g
Stone Weight: 0.49g
Metal: 18k Gold over Sterling Silver, Solid 14k Gold
Gem Film: 360° Full Cover, Separate The Jewelry From Oxygen
Self-cleaning Fill: Lotus Effect, Silky Smooth, Aging Resistance
What is a Lab Star Sapphire?
A lab star sapphire is a type of sapphire that displays a unique optical phenomenon called asterism. This phenomenon is characterized by a star-shaped pattern that appears on the surface of the gem when it is illuminated by a point light source.
The star pattern is typically comprised of six rays, but some lab star sapphires may exhibit twelve rays, creating a stunning visual effect.
Origins and Formation
Similar to regular lab sapphires, lab star sapphires are created through controlled laboratory processes that replicate the conditions required for natural sapphire formation.
These processes involve introducing mineral components into a high-temperature and high-pressure environment, allowing crystals to gradually develop. The unique star pattern emerges due to the presence of needle-like inclusions of minerals like rutile within the sapphire.
These needle-like inclusions align in such a way that they create a star-like effect when light interacts with the gem’s surface.
Lab Star Sapphires vs. Regular Sapphires
Lab star sapphires differ from regular sapphires primarily due to the presence of the asterism phenomenon. While both types share similar origins and characteristics such as hardness and brilliance, the star pattern sets lab star sapphires apart as a distinct and sought-after variety.
Regular sapphires are cherished for their vivid colors and clarity, while lab star sapphires offer an extra layer of intrigue and allure with their unique optical display.
The Spiritual Radiance of Star Sapphire
Wearing a star sapphire is believed to channel spiritual energies, offering protection, intuition, and guidance. Its starry allure signifies cosmic connection, enhancing personal growth and balance.
This gem fosters communication with higher realms, attracts luck, and aids emotional healing. A talisman of insight, the star sapphire illuminates the path to self-discovery within the vast universe of the soul.