Ceylon Spinel – Blueish Purple – Cushion – 1.47 Carats

$680.00

The colour of purple is reputed to bring many health benefits to the wearer including uplifting of the spirits, calming the mind and nervous system, enhancing one’s spirituality whilst encouraging imagination and creativity. Lilac, indigo, hyacinth, lavender, mauve and amethyst are all synonyms for the colour of light purple. Appearing blue-ish purple in all forms of light how would you describe the colour of this Spinel?

With the dimensions of 7.07mm and 6.35mm and a pavilion depth of 4.49mm, this Spinel would sit perfectly in a ring on any finger of choice. On a bracelet or in a brooch, this environmentally and ethically sourced gem from the island paradise of Sri Lanka is definitely the stone for you. Weighing 1.47 carats, this eye clean semi-precious gemstone is natural, free from any treatments. Faceted in the shape of a square cushion, courtesy of our amazing lapidarists in Sri Lanka, this stone owes its sparkle to its flower cut pavilion facets.

Have a chance at purple, and reap the beauty and the benefits.

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Description

Identity: Natural Spinel
Origin: Sri Lanka(Ceylon)

THE 4CS

Carat Weight: 1.47 Carats
Colour: This Ceylon Spinel is blueish purple in colour in all forms of light.
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut: This blueish purple Ceylon Spinel has an oval shape with a step cut pavilion.

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SPINEL

Spinel has a lower hardness than both sapphire and ruby on the Mohs’ scale of hardness. Its uniqueness derives from its presentation in many colours, sharply pointed, crystal shape and natural sparkle, similar to diamonds, due to both being in the cubic crystal system. These characteristics are to account for its name according to some etymologists and Gemologists.

The history of spinel goes as far back as to the ancient landmines of the South East and Central Asia. In these regions, they were known as “Ballas rubies” and were much coveted as spoils during ancient imperial wars. It was also a treasure among kings and emperors.

Imagine you are adorned with one of the rarest and most historic gemstones like the Spinel. Which are available in the colour of your choice ranging from vivid ruby-like red, cobalt blue, bright pink and orange. Even if you are allergic to these bright colours, spinel still much presents in paler colours such as violet-blue, lavender, grey, yellow, and brown. These paler colours are much more affordable compared to the brighter ones. Hence, is another reason to purchase this cheaper and legendary alternative, selected for you from the myriads of other gemstones.

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Additional information

Gemstone

Spinel

Dimensions(mm)

7.07 x 6.35 x 4.49

Carat Weight

1.47

Colour

Blue, Blue-ish Purple, Lavender, Purple

Cut

Cushion, Flower, Square

Clarity

Eye Clean

Treatment

None

Origin

Sri Lanka