3.23 ct Sri Lankan spinel. Blue to violet change.

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 10.18 x 8.38 x 5.91mm
Weight (carats) 3.25 carats
No Treatment

This 3.25 ct gem is a more tonal shift than color change.  This one looks nicer under the lights and goes deeper blue violet and more a inbetween blue outside light.  The photos were all taken in outside light which doesn’t show off the more richer color in my mind.  I’ll try to add a video later on. The stone is not quite eye clean as I see a speck only at a certain angle.  The inclusion looks like a line of fog under illumination and magnification at 15x power.  Nothing to be alarmed about.  The smart investor will snatch this up quickly as I greatly reduced the price of the stone because of this and put the stone up for only a one day bid to avoid a bidding war.  It is a stunning gem and I hope I caught that in the photos.  I am practicing each day to get better photos.  I don’t have a certification for this one but I think it has cobalt.  

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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Starting Bid $450
Auction ID 1248080
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Starts 26th Mar 2021 12:50pm PDT
Ends 27th Mar 2021 10:26am PDT

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