To emphasis the rareness of this star Kornerupine, I will use a couple of quotes from Gemological websites. But first a little background, I obtained this stone in the Ratnapurra gem market 26 years ago, and have had it in my personal collection since. The stone has a brown yellow body color, when the stone is rotated looking thru the side the color goes from brown/yellow to a yellow with hint of orange. The four ray star is first rate. The weight is a respectable 2.45 cts. Now the quotes, “Star Kornerupine has been found in Mogok Burma but it is very rare!” (ClassicGems.net). “A very rare variety of kornerupine exhibiting a star pattern when viewed along a specific axis.” (Mindat.org). “Star kornerupine also has been found (Mogok, Myanmar) but is very rare” (Gemsociety.org). “Star kornerupine (first discovered in 1884) also has been found (Mogok, Burma) but is very rare.” (Wikegempedia.com).
RATNAPURRA, SRI LANKA.
7 x 6 x 5mm (weight 2.45cts)