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VERY FINE GEMSTONE: NATURAL PURPLE SPINEL - 31.5 CT. with GIA CERT. Burma. ...

2013 Oct 19-20 Nature & Science Signature Auction - Dallas #5141

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Auction Ended On: Oct 20, 2013
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Location: Heritage Auctions - Design District Annex
1518 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX

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VERY FINE GEMSTONE: NATURAL PURPLE SPINEL - 31.5 CT. with GIA CERT
Burma

The name "Spinel" was derived from the Latin word "spina" which means thorn - probably refering to the pointed shape of the mineral's octahedral crystals. Today the world's best Spinels originate from the rich gem gravels of Burma's Mogok Stone Tract. This very large cushion cut Spinel is accompanied by a GIA identification report that shows that this gemstone has no indications of heat treatment and the purple coloration is natural. This lively gem is well cut and exhibits great dispersion. It is eye clean and well proportioned - in excellent condition.
Measurements: 21.04 x 16.61 mm, 31.5 ct.

GIA Identification Report 210117351718 is included with this lot.

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