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  • Catalogue Essay

    A sapphire displays asterism, a six-rayed star, when there are tiny needle-like rutile inclusions growing in three orderly directions intersecting each other. Yet it is very difficult to have just the right amount of rutile needles present to create a distinct star effect and at the same time not too many that it would affect the stone’s visual transparency. This present is an excellent example of a gem-quality star sapphire that originates from Burma.

620

A Star Sapphire and Sapphire Ring

Size 6

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 
$10,000-15,000

Contact Specialist
Terry Chu
Head of Jewellery, Asia, Senior Director
+852 2318 2038

Jewels and Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 26 November 2018