The best Spinels are mined from the alluvial gem gravels of Sri Lanka, the limestone deposits of Mogok in Myanmar and the Marble formation of Luc Yen in Vietnam. At The Gem Monarchy, of course, we only offer the gemstones mined, in an environmentally and ethically sourced manner, from the best locations from around the world. From our collection, it’s a pleasure to present this gemstone to you. Originating from Sri Lanka this stone appears purple in all forms of light. With the dimensions of 7.74mm by 7.23mm and a pavilion depth of 4.81mm, possessing a hardness of 8, this is a stone that can be worn on all occasions. This splendid spinel has been cut into an oval shape by our lapidarists in Sri Lanka and has a flower cut pavilion. Weighing 1.77 carats, this stone is loupe clean and has undergone no treatments and is totally natural.
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Identity: Natural Spinel
Origin: Sri Lanka(Ceylon)
Carat Weight: 1.77 Carats
Colour: This Ceylon Spinel is purple in colour in all forms of light.
Clarity: Loupe Clean
Cut: This purple Ceylon Spinel has an oval shape with a flower cut pavilion.
What are the 4Cs: Gemmological Association 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.
7.74 x 7.23 x 4.81