SPINEL MAROON 1.81 CTS 19399 - BEAUTIFUL GEM

SPINEL MAROON 1.81 CTS 19399 - BEAUTIFUL GEM

  • $80.00

Carats 1.81
Size 8.1 x 6.8 x 4.1 mm
Color Dark Reddish Maroon
Clarity VC
Shape Oval
Treatment None
Origin Sri Lanka
Location Colombo,Sri Lanka
Price $ 80.00
100% Natural - Not treated in any way.
Will make a Gorgeous Ring or Pendent accented with Diamonds.
Gem with High Lustre and Good Clarity.
Large Sizes are Extremely Rare!
A Gem of Lasting Beauty.

Refractive Index: 1.718 (-.006, +.044)
Hardness:8
Chemical Comp: MgAl2O4
Density:3.60 (-.03, +.30)
Crystal Group: Cubic

SpinelMany famous rubies in crown jewels around the world are actually spinels. The most famous is the Black Prince's ruby, and the The Timor Ruby. Spinel was recognized as a distinct gem variety only in the late 19th century through hardness and X-ray tests. Until then were mixed with Rubies due to similarity in color and brilliance.Spectacular colors are a hot pink and Red. Also comes in a range of gorgeous pastel shades of pink blue and purple. Cobalt Spinels, are very rare, found almost exclusively in Sri Lanka. Fine Red spinels are now rarer than Rubies.