asteriated [a-steer-ee-ey-tid] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Mineralogy.
- exhibiting asterism.
It is also known as “the star sapphire” and “the asteriated sapphire.”
Cymophane, or chatoyant chrysoberyl, may also be asteriated.
Such stones are called star or asteriated sapphires or rubies, and are highly prized.
This is not the same variety as the “asteriated,” or “cat’s eye” or “lynx eye” mentioned above.
British Dictionary definitions for asteriated asteriated adjective
- (of a crystal, esp a gemstone) exhibiting a star-shaped figure in transmitted or reflected light