This category is where you will find loose Sapphire Trapiche
for sale. A Sapphire Trapiche is a very unique form of Sapphire that occurs alongside
a normal Sapphire deposit. They are identified as an opaque to translucent
stone that has a star pattern in the middle of the stone.
While the Emerald Trapiche is very famous, the Sapphire
Trapiche is less known. Most of the examples of Sapphire Trapiche will show two
distinct color (blue and white or Black and white). There are some Sapphire
Trapiche stones from Thailand that shows a golden sheen in the Trapiche but
these are rare.
When selecting a Sapphire Trapiche it is important to look
for a stone that has a sharp star in the middle of the stone. The colors of the
Sapphire Trapiche do not affect the price very much so manly look for the
formation of the star.
Since the Sapphire Trapiche is from the Corundum family, it
has a natural crystal habit (or crystal shape) of a hexagon. This is why you
will notice that most of these stones take on a rough hexagonal shape. The Sapphire
Trapiche star usually runs from each corner of the hexagonal crystal.