SKU: C263

Purple spinel

4.64 carats

$928.00

1 in stock

SKU: C263 Category: Tag:

Purple spinel from Mahenge, Tanzania. It has a cloudy area in it, some intense needle inclusions and also a very nice color. Overall, a very pretty gem for a bargain price.

Carats

4.64

Clarity

Color Specification

Color

Purple

Cut

Dimensions (mm)

10.1 x 8.7 x 6.7

Origin

Overall Quality

Stone Shape

Rectangle

Treatments

None

1

Spinel crystals are so perfect, in Burma they are said to be nat thwe or “polished by the spirits.”

2

The famous 14th century Black Prince’s Ruby in the British Imperial Crown is actually a red spinel. It has long been mistaken for ruby by emperors and monarchs. Many of the famous “rubies” of history were actually spinels.

3

Spinel was made the birthstone for August in 2016, and it is sometimes used to commemorate a 22nd wedding anniversary.