Star Ruby Cabochon

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Star Ruby Cabochon

Star rubies are a variety of the mineral corundum, the same mineral that produces sapphires. These unique gemstones are renowned for their striking asterism, a phenomenon where a star-like pattern of rays appears on the surface when illuminated. The primary sources of star rubies include countries in Southeast Asia, such as Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Cambodia. Myanmar, in particular, is historically recognized for producing some of the finest star rubies in the world.

Star rubies derive their name from the exceptional optical effect known as asterism. This phenomenon is caused by needle-like inclusions of a mineral called rutile, also known as "silk," within the ruby. When cut en cabochon (a polished, rounded, and unfaceted shape), these inclusions create a luminous star pattern with six rays that move across the gem's surface as it is rotated.

The body color of star rubies can vary, encompassing shades of red, pink, or purplish-red. The intensity and purity of the color, along with the visibility and sharpness of the star, significantly influence the gem's value. The most highly prized star rubies exhibit a deep, vibrant red hue and a well-defined, centered star.

Ruby, in general, has a rich history of symbolic and metaphysical significance. It is often associated with passion, vitality, and protection. Star rubies, with their unique asterism, are believed to enhance these properties and are considered powerful talismans for promoting positive energy, courage, and good fortune.

Star rubies are typically fashioned into cabochons to maximize the visibility of the star effect. They are commonly set in rings, earrings, pendants, and other jewelry pieces, allowing wearers to showcase the captivating star pattern. Due to their rarity and mystical allure, star rubies are highly sought after by collectors and gem enthusiasts.
Ruby is a durable gemstone, but care should be taken to protect it from scratches and harsh chemicals. Regular cleaning with mild soapy water and gentle brushing is suitable for maintaining its brilliance. Avoid exposing star rubies to rapid temperature changes or extreme heat.
Chakra: Root, Heart, Third Eye
Zodiac: Libra
Vibrational Number: 6
Mohs Scale: 9
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