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16.25 CT Natural "Incredible" Spinel Certified Cushion Cut Loose Gemstone


Gemstone Color: Red

Gemstone Type: Spinel

Cut Grade: Excellent

Certified: GIE Certification

Item Length: 15.28 mm

Item Depth: 9 mm

Item Width: 15.6 mm

Gemstone Cut: Cushion

Gemstone Creation: Natural

Gemstone Treatment: Clarity Enhanced Heated Diffusion

Gemstone Clarity: VVS1

Country/Region of Manufacture: India

Country of Origin: Sri Lanka


SKU: 03092023-25-09794-82622-1783
  • Spinel is a beautiful gemstone in various colors, including red, blue, pink, orange, purple, and more. It is often confused with other gems due to its resemblance to ruby and sapphire. Here are some critical points about spinel gemstones.

    Colors: Spinel comes in a wide range of colors, with the most popular being red, often mistaken for ruby. However, spinel can also be found in vibrant blues, purples, pinks, oranges, and even colorless varieties.

    Durability: Spinel is a durable gemstone, ranking eight on the Mohs hardness scale. This makes it suitable for various types of jewelry, including rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.

    Historical Significance: Many famous "rubies" have turned out to be spinels. For example, the Black Prince's Ruby in the British Imperial State Crown is a large red spinel. The Timur Ruby, a part of the British Crown Jewels, is also a spinel.

    Sources: Spinel can be found in various parts of the world, including Sri Lanka, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Vietnam, Tanzania, and Madagascar. Different regions are known for producing specific colors of spinel.

    Fluorescence: Some spinel gemstones exhibit fluorescence under ultraviolet light. This property can add an interesting visual element to the gem.

    Value: The value of spinel depends on color, clarity, size, and origin. Generally, vibrant and intense colors command higher prices. Red and cobalt blue spinels tend to be the most valuable.

    Synthetic Spinel: Due to its visual resemblance to other gemstones, spinel has been synthesized for many years. Synthetic spinel is often used in jewelry as a more affordable alternative to natural gemstones.

    Healing and Metaphysical Properties: In various cultures, spinel is believed to have metaphysical properties such as promoting energy, vitality, and creativity. It is thought to aid in emotional healing and balance.

    Remember that if you're considering purchasing spinel or any other gemstone, it's a good idea to buy from a reputable dealer like Kaufman & Kaufman, who can provide you with information about the gem's origin, characteristics, and any treatments it may have undergone.

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