star sapphire

noun

Definition of 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 Her fur color has been compared to Baked Alaska, and Mr. Lagerfeld declared that her eyes were like star sapphires. New York Times, "What Happened to Choupette?," 21 Jan. 2020 And if that wasn’t impressive enough, the pendant is situated on a necklace made up of 70 black star sapphires, which adds up to an additional 104.42 carats. Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "Angelina Jolie Now Has a $5 Million, 888-Carat Sapphire Necklace Named for Her: PHOTO," 5 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of star sapphire

1798, in the meaning defined above

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7 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Star sapphire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/star%20sapphire. Accessed 8 Apr. 2020.

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