1.23 Unenhanced Oval Burma Spinel

This an old Burmese stone back for liquidation. A no treatment/no clarity enhancement "gem red" day glow spinel. This is the really "electric" punchy material, which is almost impossible to find today in Burma. The color grade is 3 (In the old AGL system, this stone would probably be 70% red) with a very rare 70 light tone. It rare to get a red stone and light tone. Many collectors covet these stones. Most of the red stones have darker 80-85 tones. It looks great in all lights. The stone has MI1 inclusions, but not bad as seen in the close-up video. The stone has a perfect 74.2% depth. The stone has a 55% brilliancy. The cutting and finish are typical numbers for goods cut in Burma and are good. If this stone was an unheated Classic Burma ruby it could sell for $20,000 per carat. This gem is attractively priced at less than 20% of an unheated Classic Burma ruby. This is a gem for a true spinel connoisseur or could be mounted in a stunning ring.

For more information on this gem, call Robert Genis of National Gemstone at 1-800-458-6453 or email rgenis@preciousgemstones.com. Feel free to call or e-mail for specific quotes.


Carat Weight:


Type & Origin:

Natural Red Spinel


AGL-April 5, 2021

Shape & Cut:

Oval Mixed Cut


6.92 x 5.42 x 4.02 mm



Color Rating/Tone:





Good (5-6)



Average Brilliancy:

Average Brilliancy: 55%


Good (4-5)


Very Good (3.5)


$3500 per carat or $4305 including shipping/handling in the United States and the $390 original AGL Prestige Gemstone Report.
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