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 Post subject: Asterism gallery
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:39 pm 
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I'd like to start a gallery featuring impressively asterized stones (is that even a word?)...

Here's one to get us going, courtesy of Ed at Wildfishgems.

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- Identification: Star Spinel

- Carat: 2.31

- Shape: Single Cabochon

- Measures: 7.03x8.86x4.00

- Color Grade: Good

- Tone: Medium 70

- Color Zoning: Visible reddish layer on outer edge

- Clarity: Free of Inclusions

- Cutting Grade: Very Good

o Ray: Outstanding sharp and strong

o Finish: Excellent, flawless back and zero excess weight

o Depth: 57%

- Origin: Mogok, Burma

- Treatment: None


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So, how about it, anyone got some great shots of great stars?


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ok, I see your spinel and raise you a website, :lol:

Star-Sapphires.com where they have this star rose quartz:

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Mua-ha-ha!

It took a Google search on said website to locate the whooper, but it is worth it - there are more, and it turned out that the pieces are spheres (not tall cabs, as would have imagined in the context). LINK

Had no idea that pink star quartz has such a range of color!

Among the wearable bits, this one makes the icing on the cake, unless you guys know of better (bigger? it would be a tough one to carry):

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The nice picture sure doesn't hurt. :wink:

Couldn't ever decide what's a decent price for these things: found only a couple with starts visible without purposeful lighting, around 70cts each anywhere between $300 and $600 for no apparent reason. Any idea?


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While we're on the Gemwow website, how about THIS ONE n00b?

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Yeah! A real pain! .... little sister of BIG brother;)

Not so sure of the next, doesn't the 'star' look a wee' bit pained on to you? -whichever it might be, what an unusual bit of Montana sapphire! LINK to source, too.

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 Post subject: cchange stars
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:47 am 
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anybody with some cchange starsapphires out there? :shock:


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 Post subject: star sapphire 6ray changing to 12ray
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hello

here is one of my black star sapphire that changes from a 6ray on the upper part while tilted to a 12ray on the lower part
[img][img]http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/6541/stars0023fw0.th.jpg[/img]
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valeria102 wrote:
Yeah! A real pain! .... little sister of BIG brother;)

Not so sure of the next, doesn't the 'star' look a wee' bit pained on to you?
-whichever it might be, what an unusual bit of Montana sapphire! LINK to source, too.

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Wow that montana stone is incredible! I'm not sure I care for the faceted pavillion but face up it's very striking.

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my contribution is a bi-coloured star sapph 2/3 black 1/3 blue
star continues perfectly into the blue although it doesnt show a whole lot in this pic
and then a little rose quartz from madagascar that I have

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:31 pm 
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hello

here is on of my star spinels its 2.55ct and from ceylon

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Please keep all uploaded pictures to a maximum of 450 pixels in width.
If you don't have photo editing software, upload the pictures to
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And use the thumbnail option.
Supersized photos screw up the forum's format and make the page all mis-aligned.
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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
Please keep all uploaded pictures to a maximum of 450 pixels in width.


Guilty as charged for sloppy formatting ! Hereby pledge to change them wild ways, Barbra :?


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Appreciated! :P
I think everyone that has ever posted a picture on the forum has, at one time or another, uploaded a file the size of a small planet! :wink:
I usually go back and correct it, but I have been rather busy lately.
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Star sunstone from Tibet

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I have absolutely nothing constructive to add - but can I just say.....I LOVE this thread :D

Ummm...Thankyou :oops:

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