Gemstone: Purple Spinel - 3.65 Cts. Tanzania...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionGemstone: Purple Spinel - 3.65 Cts.
This striking Spinel weighs just over 3.5 carats and is the result of a masterful cut, with brilliant facets to add just enough light to allow the rich violetish-purple color to radiate throughout, yet not detract from the deep color of the gemstone. The stone contains unique inclusions that are consistent with Tanzania for the locality although original collection notes indicate an origin of Burma (Myanmar). Regardless, the inclusions have no impact on the clarity of the gem, which remains eye-clean. This stunning example is in pristine condition.
Measurements: 9.89 x 8.70 x 5.62 mm, 3.65 cts.
Provenance: The Jena Blue Collection
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.
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