Definition of Star sapphire

1. Noun. A sapphire that when cut shows a starlike figure in reflected light because of its crystalline structure.

Generic synonyms: Sapphire



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Star Sapphire

star jasmine
star jump
star jumps
star macromolecule
star macromolecules
star magnolia
star of the veldt
star pass
star picket
star polygon
star polygons
star polymer
star polymers
star ring
star rings
star sapphire (current term)
star saxifrage
star sedge
star sedges
star seed
star shell
star shells
star sign
star signs
star stream
star streams
star system
star systems
star topologies
star topology

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. ..."

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