Gem spinel 2.05 carat color change blue to violet.

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 8.7 x 7.22 x 4.85mm
Weight (carats) 2.05 carats
Colors
No Treatment

Not a drastic change in color but it does go from blue to a violet depending upon the light.   Photo’s for this one taken inside.   I just started taking video a couple weeks ago so will update this one as it isn’t very good.  The stone is excellent and eye clean.  I see a couple small specks and a bubble inclusion inside but only with a 15X loupe with a LED light.  Spinel is on the rise for price.  Grab these deals while you can please. 

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. This one is color change blue in natural sunlight to more purple violet in tungsten bulb.          

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Auction ID 656677
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Starts 24th Apr 2017 9:29am PDT

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