Sri Lanka
Gems, 7.42 mm x 5.84 mm, 1.27 ct
Start Time: 06/06/2024 7:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/13/2024 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $100

Item Description

Spinels chemically are close to Corundum (Sapphire & Ruby) where Corundum is aluminum oxide, and Spinel is aluminum magnesium oxide. Spinels are durable with a hardness of 8 (just below Corundum) and they are found in a wide range of color. I think a lot of people have heard of Ruby Spinels, but a large percentage of Spinels out there are not red. This is a beautiful blue-purple Spinel from Sri Lanka (similar to Tanzanite in color). It's an attractive gem with that slight metallic overtone that is often seen in non-red Spinels. The gem is slightly included and has a traditional "Oval Brilliant" cut. This is certainly a good quality Spinel with a wonderful color, and they seem to be less available on the market than they were 10 years ago.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$100 06/11/2024 8:13:05 am (CDT)