Bragging: My second star padparadscha

Discussion in 'Colored Gems (lab grown & natural)' started by EdwardBristol, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. EdwardBristol

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    Allow me to proudly present:
    (not for sale)

    4.33 star padparadscha from Burma.

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    As some may remember I had found my first star pad in 2008 and ever since hunted for another one, without success until now!

    This 4.33 is certified as 'star pad' from IGI in Antwerp:

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    (I cropped the report to get it under 600pix not to hide the IDcode [​IMG] )

    In my time in Sri Lanka I was always told star pads don't exist, and remarkably both stone I later found came from Burma and I never heard of one from Ceylon.

    Richard H. confirms this in an essay on pads:
    "Phenomena:
    While star sapphires in other colors are common, star padparadschas are practically unknown. This is because yellow and orange sapphires from Sri Lanka generally lack the concentrations of well-defined silk necessary to produce distinct asterism."


    I hope you enjoyed the view. It is something special, I believe.
     
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  2. mmascall

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    Gorgeous! It looks like it's lit from within [​IMG]
     
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    pretty!
     
  4. Queen of Sparkle

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    I love the colour of this pad! It's the first star padperadscha I have ever seen.Something special,that's for sure [​IMG]
     
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  5. Woodseaves

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    Very nice and I love the colour in the last photo. Thanks for showing [​IMG]
     
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  6. jcent

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    Love the colour!!!
     
  7. EdwardBristol

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    This was the first in 2008, 2.x carat, also Burma:

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    Wow, what happened to this beauty?
     
  9. EdwardBristol

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    Went to loving hands. ed
     
  10. David B Fortier

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    Beautiful stones Edward!!!
     

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