2 ct. Gorgeous Unheated/Untreated Burmese Star Ruby Cabochon Gemstone set in Brass Holder Ring for Display.
This is a Gorgeous Sharp Star Ruby from the mines located in the Mogok region of Central Myanmar (Burma), a location that produces the world's best rubies. This stone is just shy of 2 carats making it a valuable investment sure to appreciate in value in the years to come.
This stone is also unique for the fact that In certain lighting the stone shows a saturated red color but when shown in a direct transmitted beam of light, the stone shows a sharp six ray star asterism inside the gem.
Truly an inspiring piece that gives a great perspective on just how complex mother nature can be and to the complex factors that are required for a Ruby to have a naturally occurring star asterism inside the stone.
These factors include the stone having intact threads of "silk" (tiny mineral hairlike inclusions) that distort the light reflecting off of the stone. This is the main factor for providing the star and depending upon the amount and size of these "silk" filament inclusions awn well as their orientation/alignment will determine how sharp the star asterism is inside the Gemstone.
Note: This Stone was mined in Myanmar which comonly set stones in inexpensive brass rings due to export laws imposed by Myanmar's government. These temporary settings should only be used for display purposes and minimal wearing until the stone can be set into proper jewelry.
This stone displays a nice 6 ray star when shown in transmitted light. It is set in a brass ring holder that allows the gem to be worn and displayed until a more durable gold or silver ring can be made for it.
Star Rubies are beautiful gemstones that display a six-ray star that seems to glide magically across the surface of the gem when the latter is moved.
This six-ray star is caused due to an optical phenomena known as "Asterism". The term "Asterism" is derived from the Greek word "aster", which means star, so asterism is commonly referred to as "star" or "star-effect".
In simple words, asterism is a star-shaped light effect across the surface of gems. The asterism on a Star Ruby should only appear when exposed to good lighting conditions.
Star Ruby has the same metaphysical properties as Ruby, but with increased healing and magical energies. It is most powerful at full moon.
The Light of the Soul is reflected and grounded within the star of the Ruby, and amplifies one’s internal resources and fortitude. It is extremely potent for those inclined to self-harm or self-neglect.
As a stone of spiritual Light, it can be used by Light workers and healers to integrate high-frequency energy into the body, and assists one in recognizing the true abundance of life.
The ruby is considered to be the most powerful gem in the universe, and is associated with many astral signs. To own a ruby is said to have contentment and peace.
Placed under a pillow the ruby may ward off bad dreams. Given as a gift, the ruby is a symbol of friendship and love. The ruby is also the symbol of vitality and royalty.
The Ruby is filled with love. It also helps sexual love to be more passionate. Persons lacking in self-love should have and mediate on the Ruby. It also gives the courage to be the best that a person can be.
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