National Gemstone

10.40 Oval Double Cabochon Star Burma Sapphire

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INFORMATION
10.40 Oval Double Cabochon Star Burma Sapphire
CARAT WEIGHT:10.404
TYPE & ORIGIN:Natural Star Sapphire, Burma
CERTIFICATION:AGL - October 16, 1997
SHAPE & CUT:Oval Double Cabochon
MEASUREMENTS:11.27 x 9.95 x 8.28 mm
HEAT ENHANCEMENT:None
PRICE:US $4400 per carat or US$45,760 total, including USPS shipping and handling in the United States and the original AGL Colored Stone Origin Report.
NGC COMMENTS
Ultra-rare killer blue color Star Sapphire back for liquidation. An old AGL report signed by C.R. Beesley. Many consider this document to be a collectible, too.

How rare are these stones? "For every 100 faceted corundum (ruby and sapphire) mined, approximately three stars are discovered. One will have good color and a bad star. One will have a great star and bad color. Only one out of a hundred will have a good star and good color. Fine stars are rarer than rare." Gemstone Forecaster, Volume 16, #2, 1998. The six milky white legs of the star are sharp and obvious. The gem is translucent. Of course, these stones are not heated. When heated, these stone do not star. Until 50 years ago, these stones alway sold for more than faceted Burma sapphire. Imagine trying to buy a ten carat faceted Burma sapphire for about $4400 per carat anywhere in the world today. Not going to happen. The ultimate connoisseur gemstone, plus would look fantastic mounted.

For more information on this gem, call Robert Genis of National Gemstone at 1-800-458-6453 or email rgenis@preciousgemstones.com. Feel free to call or e-mail for specific quotes.

View the 10.40 unheated Burma star sapphire's American Gemological Laboratory Colored Gemstone Origin Report.

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IMAGE DISCLOSURE
The 10.40 Oval Double Cabochon Star Burma Sapphire was shot in natural daylight with a Sony Digital Cyber-Shot.

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