1.94 cts certified Sri Lankan spinel.

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 9.06 x 7.12 x 4.65mm
Weight (carats) 1.94 carats
Certified Gemstone
No Treatment

Freshly faceted violet spinel just back from the certification lab. Freshly cut stone. No heat certified. Mined in the river gravels of Sri Lanka where the rough is especially clean and free from inclusions because of being river worn. These stones have been properly cut for a proper gem quality stone. See the photos for yourself and compare. Slight inclusion noticed under the table under magnification.

Sri Lankan spinel gemstone.  I try to price my stones below other sellers and try to make sure all customers are getting a true gemstone at a bargain price.  
There is an article on this site about blue spinel titled “The rarest of them all”.  It is located in the learn section under Additional Gemstone Information.  
Spinel is rarely treated or heated as it naturally comes without many inclusions and heating does nothing to increase the beauty of the stones.  
Spinel is rapidly becoming more popular.  I’ve heard many gem affectionados state it was their favourite gemstone.  It was once thought to be sapphire or ruby depending upon the color.   The imperial crown housed in the tower of London has a large red spinel which was once thought to be a red ruby.  It is named the Black Prince’s Ruby and has a recorded history dating back to 1366 AD.
Cobalt is the main colorant in blue spinels and are especially rare.  For me I prefer them over sapphires.  The better price, less inclusions and lower cost make it the better value.  It is also a hardness of 8 which is only slightly under sapphire so is good for everyday wearing.

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Auction ID 865669
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Starts 26th Feb 2019 11:35am PST
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