Sunset in the desert. The sky goes from orange to crimson and then the fireworks begin. A billion sparkling stars flicker for her attention. When one streaks across the sky, she can make a wish and hope it comes true. Or you can reach up and catch that falling star and keep her wishes coming true forever.
Inside the Aster Lab-created Ruby Necklace you'll see what looks like a shimmering star trapped inside the scientifically-crafted gemstone. In nature, only the rarest stones are graced with this extra-special effect. And even then, it takes the skilled and steady hand of a master gem cutter to coax out the inner beauty. Genuine star rubies have been prized for centuries for their unique, six-pointed starbursts, created when light reflects off tiny inclusions in the stone (a phenomenon known as 'asterism,' after 'aster' the Greek word for star). The most impressive examples are under glass in the world's finest museums. But scientists have perfected a technique for reproducing this incredibly rare star effect, without the exorbitant cost.
Our Aster Necklace showcases a 2-2/5-carat total weight lab-created ruby. The blush-colored cabochon features a magical star that seems to float within and dance across the smooth surface. The oval is framed by a sterling silver starburst frame set with brilliant white, lab-created DiamondAura® and it all hangs from an 18' silver chain. Think of it as a portable starry night that lets her wish upon a star wherever she goes.