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Star Ruby from Burma. Star rubies and sapphires are not as rare as you may think. Star rubies and star sapphires are gemstones that exhibit a star-like phenomenon known as asterism. Star gems contain intersecting needle-like inclusions (often the mineral rutile, a mineral composed primarily of comprised of titanium dioxide) that cause the appearance of a six-rayed 'star'-shaped pattern when viewed with a single overhead light source. To cause a star, the rutile needles form in parallel and...
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The Guinness Book of World Records names Painite as the rarest gem mineral on earth. Painite has so far only been found in Myanmar, Indonesia. Colours vary from pink to brown and like diamond, Painite will appear a different colour when viewed from different angles. Very few Painite crystals are known to exist and even fewer have been cut into gemstones.