- Jan 9, 2007
My 6-ray star garnet has arrived from thegemtrader. The description is: 8.40 ct. Six-Ray Star Garnet
Color: Dark Slightly Purplish Red Clarity: Slightly Included
Origin: Brazil Cut: Round Cabochon
Treatments: None Measurements: 12.4mm
Well defined examples of Star Garnet are not particularly plentiful - and nearly all of these are 4-ray stars. This example is both well defined and the considerably rarer 6-ray variety. These have been documented from Idaho, but this example was purchased as Brazilian - again, unusual. The stone has a pleasing bodycolor and the star rolls easily over the entire surface. In the photo, we were attempted to highlight the star at the expense of the stone''s polish; it is not at all as irregular or pitted as it may appear.
First the vendor''s photo.