2.01 Oval Pink Spinel

Description
An old Jedi or day glow hot pink Burma spinel back from a collector. This stone puts the new production of African spinels to shame. Burma spinels rarely come any pinker. This AGL document was signed by Cap Beesley. We always argued about pink stones. He believes pinks are desaturated reds. Technically true, it always seemed to me pink stones were devalued in the AGL system. The color scan shows the stone is 60% red with a light 65 tone. When I look at this stone, all I see is pink. Clarity is good at LI2-MI1. The stone has a high 70% brilliancy. The cutting and finish are typical Burmese standards. If this stone was an unheated Classic Burma ruby it could sell for over $20,000 per carat. This gem is attractively priced at about 10% of an unheated Classic Burma ruby. This is a gem for a true spinel connoisseur or could be mounted in a killer 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.

Specifics

Carat Weight:

2.016

Type & Origin:

Natural Pinkish Orange Red Burma Spinel

Certification:

AGL -October 31, 1991

Shape & Cut:

Oval

Measurements:

9.24 x 5.86 x 4.19 mm

Color/Tone:

5/65

Color Rating/Tone:

5/65-70

Color Scan:

Red 60, Pink/Purple/Gy25 Orange/Br 15, 5

Clarity:

LI2-MI1

Proportions:

Good (4-5)

Depth:

71.5%

Average Brilliancy:

70%

Finish:

Good (4-5)

TQIR:

Very Good

Clarity Enhancement/Treatment:

Faint Evidence of Foreign Deposition In Open Feathers

Price:

US $2200 per carat or $4,412 total including shipping/handling in the United States and the $320 original AGL Colored Stone Grading Report.
 
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