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Star Sapphire

Star Sapphire

The shimmering rays of this beautiful polished Sapphire are known as an asterism, from the Latin word astrum, for “star.” Asterism is caused by small needle-like (nanorod) inclusions of the mineral diaspore and is created on the surface of a gemstone when light encounters parallel fibrous, or needle-like, inclusions within its crystal structure. Light that strikes the inclusions within the gem reflects off of the inclusions, creating a narrow band of light. When two or more intersecting bands appear, a star pattern is formed. The mineral described as Sapphire is a gem variety of Corundum which itself is an Oxide of Aluminium. Today the Star Sapphire still believed to be a crystal of Wisdom, a royal crystal of learning, mental acuity and psychic activation, a seeker after spiritual truth. Its pure ray brings order and healing to the mind, lending strength and focus, and an ability to see beneath surface appearances to underlying truths and to utilize that knowledge.