Loose Genuine Natural Spinel Gemstone!
Genuine Red Spinel from Africa. Deep red color with good brilliance. Expertly faceted into a classic round design.
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.
This Spinel is a Perfect gem for a unique jewelry piece such as a ring or a pendant!
Species / Variety: Spinel
Color: Slightly Orangy Red
Carat Weight: .86 Cts
Shape / Cut: Round Brilliant
Size: 6.0 MM
Clarity: Good - Type II