Natural Ceylon Sapphires in the famous and popular blue colour is simply too expensive for most people’s budget. However, another way to indulge in one of Sri Lanka’s natural treasures is by wearing a similar coloured semi-precious gemstone at a fraction of the price. This natural Ceylonese Spinel is greyish blue in colour and has a loupe clean clarity, weighs 1.49 carats and is free of any treatments. Delightfully faceted in a cushion shape by our skilful master lapidarists, and displaying fire radiating from its flower pavilion facets, this stone will shine bright in any ring or jewellery set. As the growing popularity and value of Spinels increase, this beauty with the dimensions of 6.80mm by 6.77mm and a pavilion depth of 4.52m is certainly worthy of consideration, for your next piece of jewellery.
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Identity: Natural Spinel
Origin: Sri Lanka(Ceylon)
Carat Weight: 1.49 Carats
Colour: This Ceylon Spinel is greyish blue in colour in all forms of light.
Clarity: Loupe Clean
Cut: This greyish-blue Ceylon Spinel has a square cushion shape with a flower cut pavilion.
What are the 4Cs: Gemological Institute of America – The 4Cs
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.
6.80 x 6.77 x 4.52
Blue, Grey, Greyish Blue
Cushion, Flower, Square