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A rare and strikingly beautiful Platinum Blue Spinel in a 1.96 carat oval cut. You will not find this stone in your local jewelry shop, or on anyone else's finger. It is truly a singular gem.

Spinel is prized by collectors for it's stunning beauty, but is not very well known to the public, simply because it's supply is so limited. There just isn't enough of it for commercial jewelry purposes. Mined right alongside Sapphire, Spinel has more fire and brilliance than almost any other stone, and is singly refractive like Diamond. A very hard and durable stone, it comes in a beautiful array of natural colors from the lightest of pinks, to salmon and reds, to purples, blues and grays. Rarer Spinels contain Platinum or Titanium in their chemical composition giving them unique gray and silver highlights.

Type: Natural Platinum Blue Spinel
Weight: 1.96 Carat
Shape: Oval
Dimensions: 8.1 x 6.9 x 5mm
Color: Medium dark blue with silvery gray and charcoal gray highlights and undertones. Brilliant luster.
Cut: Excellent cut, polish and proportions.
Clarity: VVS1: Eye clean. Very very slight inclusions hard to see under 10x magnification.
Treatment: None
Hardness: 8 (Moh's scale)
Origin: Ceylon, Sri Lanka

Photos have been greatly enlarged to show detail. Please see the size listed above for the actual measurements.

The very facets that create the beautiful sparkle in a gemstone may create optical illusions, white or dark/black spots and areas, or uneven coloring when a gemstone is photographed. The photos are greatly enlarged, equivalent to viewing the stone under high magnification. There may be flaws visible in the enlarged photos that aren't visible to the naked eye.

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Platinum Blue Spinel Faceted Gemstone 8x7mm Oval Cut 1.96ct Precious Loose Stone Natural Gem Wholesale

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  • Material: spinel
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