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Brooch Pin Antique Rose Star Sapphire Open C Clasp Victorian Jewelry

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Brooch Pin Antique Rose Star Sapphire Open C Clasp Victorian Jewelry

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No not really but am having validated as either a genuine or faux simulated rose star sapphire.

This is a Victorian open C-Clasp Brooch Pin and for now until I have this piece reviewed by a jeweler, I wanted to have it in the store and available for viewing.

Domed cabochon measures 5/8" high 7/8" wide and in total measures 7/8" high and 1 1/16" wide.

Excellent Vintage Condition.

Star Sapphire/Asterism

When parallel, needle-like inclusions, or tube-like channels, are oriented along two or more of the crystal faces of a mineral, and when that stone is cut as a domed cabochon, a four to six rayed figure is displayed on the dome. This phenomenon of reflected light is called "asterism" and the gems are called star stones. The most commonly seen examples are star corundums; where there are inclusions of titanium oxide (rutile or "silk") parallel to three crystal faces giving a six rayed star. In rare cases a twinned crystal slightly offset with its own set of rutile needles can lead to the formation of a twelve rayed star.

Although rutile is an extremely common inclusion in sapphire, few good, natural, star sapphires are found. One of the major reasons is that the heating which is almost universally done to sapphire rough, dissolves rutile needles, clarifying and sometimes color enhancing the stone, yes, but eliminating potential stars!

The only other gem which commonly forms stars is quartz, where the phenomenon tends to be more visible in transmitted than in reflected light, in this species, rose quartz is the most frequently asterated variety. Most citrine in commerce has been heated which tends to dissolve the fine rutile inclusions necessary for star formation, so it is rather rare. In fine, near transparent quartzes which have been cut to near spherical shape, multiple stars can form an intersecting pattern over the surface.

Synthetic star corundum has been produced for many decades in a process whereby a high concentration of very short rutile fibers are added to the crucible as the raw materials are melted, and the resulting crystals are cooled in a very controlled manner. Such "Linde" sytle stars look extremely uniform and bright--->they almost seem painted on the surface rather than to emanate from within the stone. In more recent years, diffusion processes have been developed by which natural gemstones (almost always corundum) can be star enhanced. In contrast to unenhanced, natural star gems these diffused pieces, like the synthetic ones, have stars which are stronger, straighter and appear less mobile, and are more confined to the surface.

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Vintage Origin Details

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Manufacturer/Designer

 

Victorian C-Clasp Rose Quartz Star Sapphire Brooch Pin

Style/Edition

 

Before 1921

Year (estimate)

Excellent

Item Condition

 

United States

Country of Origin

 

Star Sapphire

Primary Material

 

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

I have THOUSANDS of items: jewelry, art, books, glass, retro, home decor, antiques and collectibles to add (really) so please bookmark VintageTreasuresFound and check back often. I'm offering edibles; homemade bread, bread mix, spices, bbq smoker woods and preserved food, a treat for yourself, a special occasion or gift.

I sell items of a caliber I would expect to purchase and ship as professionally possible to ensure safe arrival to their new home. Descriptions are based on thorough research. On occasion, there's an item that isn't the condition that I want but that I still have a desire to rescue and think someone else might want to as well.

I check in daily and regularly and respond quickly so please let me know if I can help you in any way. I ship within 1 to 2 business days and delivery confirmation is included in US shipping cost. I package all items with the utmost of care, but out of respect for our planet, I may use reuse recycable packaging materials.

Product Attributes

Color: Orange

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*I am willing to ship to any country at your own risk. If any item is held at the receiving country's customs office I cannot be held responsible for replacement or refund.

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*Shipping and handling time is 24-48 hours. The majority of the time I ship within a day of an order (the following day). If shipping time is delayed for any reason I will email you with an explanation. If at anytime you would like to expedite shipping to priority or express, please contact me upon ordering and I will invoice you the additional amount which starts at US $5.00.

*I offer a 7 day after purchase (US only) full RETURN/REFUND (less the cost to ship) for any reason policy. Just contact within 7 days of the purchase and return item in same condition. Buyer pays return shipping as well.

*International returns vary upon location starting at 7 days and I will take each situation on a case by case basis since some locations may take several weeks for arrival. Buyer pays return shipping as well the original cost to ship.

*All full refund returns must be in new condition (no damage, able to re-sell) in my original internal packaging upon arrival to my location prior to any full refund. If any defects are found then a partial or no refund may be determined at that time.

Reviews

Luna_blossoms on Sep 9, 2016
1 stars

The doll I received isn't the one from the picture. Only one flower on her hat and missing tags. For $100 I expect what I paid for. I am incredibly dissapointed and will not shop with seller again.
Patron126257 on Oct 16, 2014
5 stars

Received item exactly as described. Very happy with my purchase, thanks.
DancingWindDesigns on Feb 27, 2014
5 stars

What a great seller. Took extra photos for me and emailed them. Very easy to communicate with, and I got exactly what I expected-a beautiful vintage dress for my son's wedding, that was in excellent condition.
Patron158099 on Nov 9, 2012
5 stars

Very special gift for myself
Patron126257 on Oct 16, 2014
5 stars

Received items exactly as described. Very happy with my purchase, thanks.

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