Bewitching and powerful, behold the allure of a 19.51 carat cabochon cut, no heat natural purple sapphire. In bright direct light, a star appears on its surface. In lower and diffuse light its pure velvety color and mysterious depths dominate.
What causes the star? Minute silk resides within many sapphires. Often almost crosshatched, when viewed with a loupe or powerful magnification, as if by magic they light up and flicker with iridescent light. This silk may produce an asterism that results in a star.
So for the lover of sapphires, and the lover of star sapphires, this is the best of both worlds. Its hue rests as a deep purple akin to the night sky's horizon before it turns deep blue.
Its surround makes a grand impact with a total of 1.6 carats of added glam in the form of brilliant cut diamonds and two tapered baguettes. At a color of G-H-I, clarity VS2-SI2, pure radiance shines through.
Vintage dating to the 1950s, the mounting is palladium a precious metal akin to platinum but rarer.
Suffice it to say its price cannot be matched anywhere else.