star sapphire


: a sapphire that when cut with a convex surface and polished exhibits asterism

Examples of star sapphire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Krogstad found the gold ring with a blue star sapphire wedged in a crevice on Grytoya Island more than 20 years after the helicopter crash. Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Jan. 2024 A few months after unwitting construction workers discovered the world’s largest star sapphire cluster in a backyard in Ratnapura, a Sri Lankan gem company has shown off one of the biggest natural corundums ever found in the country. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 15 Dec. 2021 The stone was found in the gem-rich Ratnapura area where local people had previously found the world's largest star sapphire cluster in a backyard by accident. Reuters, CNN, 13 Dec. 2021 My something blue was a double-star sapphire ring my mother purchased in Jaipur during her travels in India. Alexandra MacOn, Vogue, 2 Dec. 2021 That’s certainly true for one Sri Lankan gent, who accidentally unearthed the world’s largest star sapphire cluster while renovating his home in Ratnapura. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 11 Aug. 2021 The pendant with an untreated star sapphire and diamond center is detachable and the chain splits into two bracelet, circa 1930s. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 Myrna Loy wearing her star sapphire engagement ring. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of star sapphire was in 1798

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“Star sapphire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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