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Black Star Sapphire Ring - NO Star!

Discussion in 'Colored Stones' started by rparker1998, Jan 30, 2010.

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  1. rparker1998
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    by rparker1998 » Jan 30, 2010
    I purchased a very inexpensive black star sapphire ring, so I didn''t really expect much in the way of very clear lines from the star, but I at least expected to see a faint star, even if squiqqley lines. I don''t see any star! It''s not returnable, so yeah I know buyer beware. Just wondering what would cause this? Not cut correctly? I do see the soft white light moving around inside the stone, like adulesence would I imagine from a moonstone. I don''t have a photo i can upload at the moment, but have noticed during photo''s I have been able to take, the star does seem to come out with the flash, so maybe it''s just not enough direct light inside??????
     
  2. colormyworld
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    by colormyworld » Jan 30, 2010
    The star will not show in diffused lighting. To see the star you need a single point light source lke the sun on a clear day or a single light bulb.
     
  3. Stone Hunter
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    by Stone Hunter » Jan 30, 2010
    I''ve read that you should use a flashlight pointed at the stone to see it. Try that.

    HTH
     
  4. chrono
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    by chrono » Jan 30, 2010
    Check it again with a pen light or a small flashlight. The focused beam should bring out the star.
     
  5. kas baby
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    by kas baby » Jan 30, 2010
    agreed. try using a small flashlight. I have a ruby star and I don''t see the star inside very often, just lovely shimmers. outside though on a sunny day- wham! that star is pretty hard to miss! usually the only time I see the star inside is under certain types of ''spot'' lighting...

    would love to see pics of yours! (star or no star[​IMG])
     
  6. DistinctionJewelry
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    by DistinctionJewelry » Jan 31, 2010
    These are a couple of pairs of black star sapphire earrings I've made, and I have to say that while better stars are probably out there, this is typical of most commercially available ones: visible glow, but not really what I'd call a star. It will not be visible under all lighting conditions. For "very inexpensive" I'm afraid you get what you paid for [​IMG]

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    Dang photos didn't show up. Let me try again.
     
  7. PinkTower
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    by PinkTower » Jan 31, 2010
    I have a nice black star sapphire, yet the star is still not seen unless the lighting conditions are just right. I rather like that about stars; it makes the star special.
    I have a thread on here last year about it if you want to see some pictures.

    My advice would be that I love black, and you should enjoy the ring as a black sapphire ring.

    p.s. Your dog is gorgeous.
     
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