Synthetic star ruby

synthetic star ruby

Synthetic star ruby stone meaning.

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A star ruby is a type of ruby that show a star like phenomena knows as asterism. Following the underlying crystal structure. That causes the appearance of a six ray star shaped pattern. When viewed with a single overhead light source. Stones are cut as cabochon shape. It is typically cut with the center of the star near the top of the dome.

How to identify synthetic star rubies?

Most commonly you will see that synthetic star ruby stone looks too perfect. A perfect star, a very nice stone with also a great color. If you own a stone and you are not sure that it is natural. Here’s a few quick ways you might be able to tell the difference:

  • First look for imperfections within the stone. Unevenness on the bottom, also stripes or lines of color
  • It shows through the top. Almost all natural star rubies have one or more of these natural imperfections.
  • It shows through the top
  • Almost all natural star rubies have one or more of these natural imperfections
  • Then look at the star itself. With a flashlight. Most natural stars don’t have a perfect star.

A natural star ruby is not perfect

  • A natural star will most likely have 1 or more of the 6 rays which will not exactly the same length. Or maybe not all of the 6 rays will perfectly straight
  • Now move the flashlight around in a circle. A natural star will turn around, following the light source
  • It shows through the top
  • If the star stays stationary. It means that the stone is definitely synthetic. But a moving star can also be synthetic
  • It would be helpful to look at the side and also the bottom of the stone

Synthetic stars usually have a very low dome

Whereas the natural star typically will have an uneven bottom. It may even have chunks of stone that appear to be missing. Or some dark spots also appears on the lower portion of the stone. Furthermore, If your star ruby passes these tests. You can finally bring it to a certified reputable gemologist. And ask for a gem identification report.

Synthetic star ruby

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