Loose Genuine Natural Pink Spinel Gemstone!
2.27 carats! A Genuine Light Pink Spinel from Sri Lanka. Bright Pink colored flashes! Lots of sparkles! Expertly faceted into an Antique Cushion design. This gemstone has some natural inclusions, small chip in the pavilion, (bottom) nature's marks, that are not too noticeable.
Spinel is a natural mined gemstone, not to be confused with the synthetic spinel that is an imitation. Spinel is a highly sought after gemstone that is highly refractive (sparkle) and unusual. Spinel is a hard, tough stone that is suitable for daily wear in any type of jewelry.
Spinel is a good candidate for the title of "History's Most Under Appreciated Gem." Some ancient mines that supplied gems for royal courts from Rome to China produced Spinels, but they were usually confused with better known stones like ruby and sapphire.
Some of the world's illustrious "rubies" are actually Spinels. One of these is the Black Prince's Ruby, a polished but unfaceted red Spinel that weighs 170 carats. It appears in historical records dating back to the 1300's and it is a central stone in the British Imperial State Crown.
This Pink Spinel is a perfect gem for a unique jewelry piece such as a ring or a pendant!
Species / Variety: Spinel
Country: Sri Lanka
Color: light Pink
Carat Weight: 2.27 Cts
Shape / Cut: Antique Cushion
Size: 7.8 X 6.9 MM Depth: 4.6 MM