Born from the fire of volcanoes, they are the daughters of water

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The star sapphire is renowned since antiquity for its powerful power promoting the spiritual life, it corresponds to the 6th chakra (Ajna, the third eye), it lends the property to protect from hostility, develop the premonition and promote that which brings him to the attainment of self-control and inner peace.

A star sapphire, what is it?

 This is the newage stone par excellence to enter the Aquarian era. Symbol of a sincere and lasting love when offered, attached by the contemporary astrology to Uranus, it is pledge of fidelity for the couples.

What is the power of spahir?

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The sapphire rutile combination makes the star sapphire the "traveler's stone" by combining inner peace with the power of rutile. In order to strengthen the power of the stone and free it from the influences it may have been responsible for when making the jewel, it is good to expose the sapphire, a full moon night in a water bath sea, to recharge the cosmic energies of this true philosopher's stone.

History of the star sapphire

Le saphir rubané de l’Ankarne est exploité artisanalement depuis 1996, à 80 Km de Nosy Be sur la route du Nord de Madagascar. C’est une roche dont la formation il y a 20 millions d’années a pu s’opérer dans des poches magmatiques souterraines. Dans le basalte des volcans, l’anorthite – un genre de feldspath – développe à l’aide du gaz carbonique généré par le magma lors de sa rencontre avec le calcaire des Tsingy – vieux récifs de 160 millions d’années – une réaction chimique créant le silicate d’alumine appelé corindon ou saphir. On trouve parfois des grottes entières constellées de saphirs, résultat spectaculaire de cette alchimie. Sa coloration bleue est due à la présence simultanée de fer et de titane. Cette pierre opaque ou translucide se distingue par les magnifiques nuances de bleus organisés en rubans qui font l’originalité du saphir du Nord, mais le plus rare et le plus fabuleux est, sans conteste, le saphir étoilé. L’astérisme est un effet provenant de très fines inclusions de rutile organisées en soies comme des nappes unidirectionnelles placées à 120° sur les trois axes de l’hexagone du cristal, perpendiculairement au prisme, au moment de la cristallisation. La taille en cabochon révèle au soleil la forme d’une étoile jouant sur la surface de la pierre, c’est un hologramme car chaque partie de la pierre taillée donne un saphir étoilé. Chaque partie contient le tout.

Why buy a Sapphire in Nosy Be - Madagascar rather than Europe?

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Most of the classic sapphires sold in Europe are heat-treated to improve color and sometimes transparency. Practiced since antiquity by Sri Lankans, the operation traditionally consisted of heating the stone to a temperature exceeding a thousand degrees, and this for about ten hours in a blown overheated fireplace.

This "cooking" as practiced today in Sri Lanka and especially in Thailand consists of a complex treatment in controlled atmosphere and sometimes exceeding 1700 °. This treatment, authorized and legal, makes "commercial" stones that would otherwise not have the transparency required to be cut. As for the star sapphire, the heating with the blowtorch makes simply disappear its star!
The majority of sapphires sold on the local market have undergone no treatment other than faceting and polishing, so you have a sapphire of the highest quality.

Or buy a star sapphire?

For quality assurance, Le Tamarin, held by Frédéric QUEHEN, precious stones broker. Tamarin is a shop shop on the beach of Madirokely, open from Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 18h without interruption

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