SPINEL PURPLE 1.95 CTS 19429 - BEAUTIFUL GEM

SPINEL PURPLE 1.95 CTS 19429 - BEAUTIFUL GEM

  • $90.00

Carats 1.95
Size 8.3 x 6.0 x 4.9 mm
Color Dark Purple 
Clarity VC
Shape Oval
Treatment None
Origin Sri Lanka
Location Colombo, Sri Lanka
Price $ 90.00
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

Spinel: Many 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.