|Star Rubies... need to be seen in person to really appreciate!|
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I recently got my hands on some beautiful, natural Indian Star Rubies and am daydreaming about how to use them all as quickly as possible! I did finish two rings, you can find one here and the other here. The stones are so uniquely different but absolutely stunning! I honestly can't stop looking at them! The light needs to hit the stone just right and that is when the star, or "asterism", reveals itself. The asterism is created by inclusions of rutiles within the stone. The settings are quite different as well. I lean toward asymmetry, but at the same time seek a little balance in my designs. I can't wait to work with the remaining stones!