star sapphire

  1. a sapphire, cut cabochon, exhibiting asterism in the form of a colorless six-rayed star.

Origin of star sapphire

First recorded in 1795–1805

Words Nearby star sapphire Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use star sapphire in a sentence

  • Also, as the star sapphire with its sparkle of diamonds had flashed into sight, she had seemed to read his mind.

    The Second Latchkey | Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  • At other times the star-sapphire which Burton carried on his person proved a valuable auxiliary—and convinced where words failed.

  • Perhaps your hands would look wrong with a ring, unless I could find a star-sapphire set in silver.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
  • The typical asteria is the star-sapphire, generally a bluish-grey corundum, milky or opalescent, with a star of six rays.

  • As soon as he learned about the star sapphire, he attached himself to us like a leech.

    The Cry at Midnight | Mildred A. Wirt

British Dictionary definitions for star sapphire

star sapphire

  1. a sapphire showing a starlike figure in reflected light because of its crystalline structure

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