Black Star of Queensland, Star Sapphire

Gemstone:Sapphire (Var: Star Sapphire)
Source:Anakie, Queensland, Australia
Weight:733 cts
Uncut Weight:1165 cts
Colour:Asteriated
Current Owner:Smithsonian Institute
Current Location:Smithsonian Institute
Information Source:Dictionary of Gems and Gemology, 3rd Edition (Mantutchehr-Danai), 2009
History:The stone until 1948 was used as a door stop. Sold to Kazanjian in 1948. Gifted to the Smithsonian Institute, for the American people, in 1957.
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