|Dimensions (mm)||8.91 x 8.1 x 5.47mm|
|Weight (carats)||2.77 carats|
Freshly faceted purple spinel just in from the lab. 2.77 carats. Looks VS quality under magnification and torchlit. No abrasions on the facet edges. Better than eye clean stone. Nicer cut and lots of internal flash from the center of the stone out. Which means no window cutting which is the proper way to do it. Some type of grape berry wine color. Very pretty looking tone and looks more red inside light. Video is in taken under the shade in outdoor parking garage.
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.
I'm very happy with this pink sapphire. Good pink colour, outstanding cut. This crystal is very clean for a pink, under a hand-lens a few small inclusions and small abrasions, overall an excellent sapphire.
Thank you so much!
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