Definition of Star sapphire
1. Noun. A sapphire that when cut shows a starlike figure in reflected light because of its crystalline structure.
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Literary usage of Star sapphire
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1. The Curious Lore of Precious Stones: Being a Description of Their Sentiments by George Frederick Kunz (1913)
"The star sapphire is that variety of sapphire in which, when the stone is cut and rounded off horizontal with the dome of the crystal, ..."
2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The typical asteria is the star- sapphire, generally a bluish-grey corundum, milky or opalescent, with a star of six rays. (See SAPPHIRE. ..."
3. A manual of precious stones and antique gems by Hodder Michael Westropp (1874)
"The star sapphire, or, as it is sometimes called, asteria, ... It generally occurs of a smaller size than the star sapphire, and is much rarer. ..."
4. In Old Ceylon by Reginald John Farrer (1908)
"Of a soft dove-grey is the typical star- sapphire, of a tender, clouded, milky blue, ... And then, from its dreaming blues, the star-sapphire advances into ..."
5. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The typical asteria is the star- sapphire, generally a bluish-grey corundum, milky or opalescent, with a star of sil rays. (See SAPPHIRE. ..."