Identity: Natural Spinel
Origin: Sri Lanka(Ceylon)
Carat Weight: 1.70 Carats
Colour: This Ceylon Spinel is dark purple in colour in all forms of light.
Clarity: Loupe Clean
Cut: This dark purple Ceylon Spinel has a square cushion shape with a modified 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.