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Vintage 1970's Linde Star Sapphire Pendant. This is a nice cornflower blue stone with a floating star within the gem. Set in 14K white gold with a CZ diamond.

Star sapphires (natural and synthetic) show a six-pointed star in the dome of their cabochon. The star is formed by light reflecting off tiny inclusions in the stone. Star sapphires are cut in a smooth domed cabochon cut to display the effect. The star most obvious with a single light source. This effect, is caused by light reflecting off tiny crystalline needles within the stone. These fine, inclusions are what give star sapphires their velvety quality. When these inclusions are oriented properly, they allow light to be reflected in a way that a star floats across the top of the stone. The star moves around with the light source.

The original Linde Company produced lab-manufactured gemstones between 1948 and the late 1970's. I have owned this piece of jewelry since the 1970's so I am sure of it's age. Lindes are identical to real star sapphires, but they are lab-manufactured and are not formed by nature. This stone does not have the trademark "L" but I have had it examined by a jeweler who stated it was a Linde and they are not all marked. Small pin-point diamond is a CZ. The metal is stamped "14K". I suspect this is real white gold but it has not been officially tested to confirm. This pendant does seem to have a couple of VERY small nicks or dents at the top of the pendant. Not sure if this is a small casting defect or happened at a later date. They are so tiny they are barely visible ( I only noticed when I blew the photos up really large). The stone itself seems totally free from scratches or damage.

Note on pricing: Since the gold content is unconfirmed I have priced this comparably to modern similar pieces cast in sterling silver- not gold since it is possible that any piece of jewelry can be mis-marked as to karat content.

Note: There is a black speck on the surface visible in the photos. It later wiped off easily and was only a speck of dirt- not a permanent inclusion in the stone.

Size: Length: 5/8 inch (apx 16 mm)

Width: 5/16 inch (apx 8mm)

Stone: 1/4" x 5/16" (apx 6mm x 8mm)

Accepts a small delicate chain. (not included).

Items are generally shipped within 2 working days. This will be shipped insured.

RESERVED: Vintage Sapphire. 1970's Linde Blue Star Sapphire Pendant in White Gold.


  • Materials: white gold, star sapphire, cz diamond
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