10.40 Oval Star Burma Sapphire

Ultra-rare killer blue color Star Sapphire back for liquidation. An old AGL report signed by C.R. Beesley. Many consider this document to be a collectible, too.

How rare are these Burma stones? "For every 100 faceted corundum (ruby and sapphire) mined, approximately three stars are discovered. One will have good color and a bad star. One will have a great star and bad color. Only one out of a hundred will have a good star and good color. Fine stars are rarer than rare." Gemstone Forecaster, Volume 16, #2, 1998. The six milky white legs of the star are sharp and obvious. The gem is translucent. Of course, these stones are not heated. When heated, these stone do not star. Until 50 years ago, these stones alway sold for more than faceted Burma sapphire. Imagine trying to buy a ten carat faceted top gem Burma sapphire for about $9000 per carat anywhere in the world today. Not going to happen because they trade for over $30,000 per carat. The ultimate connoisseur gemstone, plus would look fantastic mounted.

For more information on this gem, call Robert Genis of National Gemstone at 1-800-458-6453 or email rgenis@preciousgemstones.com. Feel free to call or e-mail for specific quotes.


Carat Weight:


Type & Origin:

Natural Star Sapphire, Burma


AGL - October 16, 1997

Shape & Cut:

Oval Double Cabochon


11.27 x 9.95 x 8.28 mm

Clarity Enhancement/Treatment:



US $9000 per carat or US$93,600 total, including UPS shipping and handling in the United States and the original AGL Colored Stone Origin Report.
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