Spinel, along with peridot is the birthstone for the month of August. However, you don’t have to be born in August or be a Leo to wear this beautiful gemstone. Appearing greyish purple under all forms of light, This stone sparkles splendidly under natural sunlight due to its flower cut pavilion and oval shape, courtesy of our immensely talented lapidarists in Sri Lanka(where this stone also originates from). In fact, mined from our own mines in an ethically and environmentally friendly manner, this stone supports the dimensions of 7.00mm by 6.80mm and a pavilion depth of 4.68mm. This stone is perfect for any ring, brooch or pendant. Loupe clean and weighing 1.65 carats this stone is completely natural and has not undergone any treatments in any description.
Everything changes when a human becomes purple and the grey tinge that this stone presents is another added layer and testament. Make this stone yours today and allow it to outwardly display your depth as a human.
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Identity: Natural Spinel
Origin: Sri Lanka(Ceylon)
Carat Weight: 1.65 Carats
Colour: This Ceylon Spinel is greyish purple in colour in all forms of light.
Clarity: Loupe Clean
Cut: This greyish purple Ceylon Spinel has an oval 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.
7.00 x 6.80 x 4.68
Grey, Greyish Purple, Purple