2.30 ct Luc Yen vivid pinkish red spinel.

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 7.15 x 5.73 x 6.41mm
Weight (carats) 2.3 carats
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Certified Gemstone
No Treatment
Clarity (SI)
Relative clean spinel.   Slight inclusions visible at 10X with jewelers loupe and torchlight.  Eye clean gem.  Has a small chip under the bezel on pavilion side I can just notice when I glint the light off it.  Nothing to be concerned about.   This is a fantastic eye clean very bright pinkish red gemstone.  Extremely brilliant reflection.   Make me look at other stones and all of a sudden size doesn't matter nearly as much as color and cut.   I love this stone!   I've never posted any of these because I've been hoarding all the best ones.  I never really wanted to sell them.  I have quite a few I had collected.  Started buying more lately and the prices have skyrocketed.  
This is from Luc Yen Vietnam.   This deposit is in the same marble deposit that occurs in Myanmar Burma.   Luc Yen is only around 750 kms from the Mansin deposit where the Jedi spinel came from.  I see a some calling dim burgundy red spinel Jedi which couldn't be further from the truth.  This is gorgeous looking spinel but it's not jedi it's just vivid red.   Jedi has a pinkish red glow.  This one is more like fine ruby.  
Luc Yen stones do not get treated.   No heat on the Luc Yen spinel.   Spinel do not respond to treatments like sapphire.  So rest assured this stone is 100% natural and untreated.   
Mined from under the rice fields in the alluvial gravels in the shallow valley near the original marble deposit.  Rubies and sapphire are also associated with this deposit similar to the Burma deposit.  I'm was a geologist before I became a gem enthusiast/gemologist.   My business plan is to bring the better quality gemstones to my customers at a better more fair price.  

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Auction ID 1399029
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Starts 24th Jan 2021 8:14am PST
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