Star Kyanite (Very Rare)
Gems and Jewelry, 8.2 x 6.2 mm; 2.10 carats
This gem is rarely seen in gem quality stones from anywhere in the world let alone in STAR gems like this! Kyanite is an exceptionally rare stone mostly occurring in Brazil as included pale blue to colorless gems. This "Oval Cabochon" cut stone is from Nepal and has a lovely light sapphire blue color, but the most interesting aspect of the gem is the fact that it shows a faint six-ray star when it is illuminated with a strong light. Despite our best efforts, the star is very faint in the photos, and is simply easier to see in person. I have to say that this is the first Star Kyanite gem that I have handled. A great rare collector's stone.