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Awesome Natural Violetish Purple Spinel Gemstone. 2.31 ct. This gem has a perfect cut for a ring. Although the Spinel has some inclusions, it shows a best violetish purple color. Unheated and no window.
WEIGHT : 2.31 ct
SIZE : 7.67 * 4.98 mm
SHAPE : Octagon Cut (Round)
COLOR : 26. (vP) violetish Purple
TONE : 5. Medium
SATURATION : 3. Very Slightly Brownish / Grayish
CLARITY GRADE : Moderate
CUT GRADE : Good
TREATMENT : Not evidence of heat
HARDNESS : 8
Inclusions type : Solid inclusions.
The Spinel is the latest stone to become part of the list of birthstones. In 2016, the American Gem Trade Association included the Spinel as the birthstone of August.
In antiquity, Spinels have been owned by kings, princes and emperors; have served to fund battles, people have been killed for them, and they have been used as war booty.
As a result of all these fabulous stories, Spinels have adorned the most beautiful crowns that can be found today in the best museums around the world, although under another name: Ruby (an example is the Black Prince's Ruby, which is actually a red Spinel).
In recent years the gray spinel are being used for engagement rings, the mount being made with a dark spinel, surrounded by a halo of diamonds.
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We take photos with daylight (no lightbox and no extra lighting at all).
And we take photos and videos on mirror in a light box with extra lighting (this kind of photos clearly show the quality of the cut and the clarity of the gem).
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THE MOST EXPENSIVE color varieties are vivid Red Spinel, vivid Pink Spinel, followed by Cobalt Blue Spinel (Sri Lanka), Flame Spinel (orange). Light colors, not so intense, are less valued.
CUT & SIZES
Spinel Gemstone is often cut into cushion shapes because of its octahedron crystalline habit. Oval, rounds and emerald shapes are very frequent. Some spinels are a perf