Black Star Sapphire Information?

Answer With glinting star shapes reflecting off their deep, dark backgrounds, black star sapphires are a mesmerizing gem to behold. They're also fairly commonly available compared to many other sapphire c... Read More »

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Difference Between Black Onyx & Black Sapphire?

Black onyx and black sapphire have very different properties, even though they are similar in color. Careful observation can sometimes determine if a black stone is an onyx or a sapphire, but a gem... Read More »

How to Tell if a Star Sapphire is Synthetic?

The highest quality Star Sapphires come from Burma, Myanmar, and Ceylon, Sri Lanka. Star Sapphires vary in value according to their intensity, attractiveness of body color and the degree of sharpne... Read More »

What Is a Lindy Star Sapphire?

A Lindy star sapphire is a cheap, synthetic star sapphire used heavily in the 1940s and 1950s as a less expensive alternative to star sapphires. Lindy star sapphires are popular today, even though ... Read More »

What Does Synthetic Star Sapphire Mean?

A synthetic star sapphire is an artificial copy of a star sapphire. Artificial sapphires are usually produced by heating aluminum oxide, or corundum, to at least 2,000 degrees Celsius, and then ad... Read More »