Sapphire, which is the birthstone of September, is one of the most popular precious gemstones found in jewelry today, and blue is the best know hue. Natural untreated sapphire occurs in virtually every spectral color such as yellow, pink and a rare pinkish-orange color which is known as Padparadscha, and is even more valued then natural untreated blue sapphire. A star sapphire is a variety of sapphire that displays a six rayed star under a single overhead light source. This phenomenon is also known as asterism by gemologists and people in the trade.
“The 182 carat (36.4 g) Star of Bombay, housed in the National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C., is a good example of a blue star sapphire.” We also have a large collection of star sapphires in an array of colors here at the Natural Sapphire Company.
Here at The Natural Sapphire Company we house a large collection of star sapphires in a variety of colors. The above sapphire ring and sapphire pendant were rendered for our customers so that they can view how the finished piece will look.
Star of Bombay image and text provided by wikipedia