Star sapphire stone

Star sapphire stone

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Star sapphire stone. Parallel bundles of fibres are formed in the stone as it crystallises. When the sapphire is cut in the correct orientation the silky needles reflect light to form a star effect.

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Keywords: blue, chalcedony, crystal, crystalline, cut, cut out, cut-out, gem, gemstone, geology, microcrystalline, mineral, mineralogy, polished, rock, specimen, star sapphire, stone, white background

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