3.05 Unenhanced Oval Spinel

Description
A serious "stoplight red" gemstone. This stone puts the new production of African spinels to shame. Burma spinels do not come any redder. The color scan shows the stone is 95% red/orange coupled with a light 70 tone. The stone as MI2 inclusions, which seems to be common in these ultra-saturated Burma spinels. The stone was cut shallow and looks like a 3 1/2 carter. The stone has a slight window as evidenced by the 50-60% brilliancy. The cutting and finish are typical Burmese standards. If this stone was an unheated Classic Burma ruby it could sell for over $70,000 per carat. This gem is attractively priced at less than 10% of an unheated Classic Burma ruby. This is a gem for a true spinel connoisseur or could be mounted in a killer ring. AGL grading report signed by Cap.


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:

3.05

Type & Origin:

Natural Orange Red Burma Spinel

Certification:

AGL - November 19, 1997

Shape & Cut:

Oval

Measurements:

9.38 x 7.78 x 5.09 mm

Color/Tone:

2.5/70

Color Rating/Tone:

2-3/70

Color Scan:

Red 70, Orange 25, Pink/Purple 5

Clarity:

MI2

Proportions:

Good (4-5)

Depth:

65.4%

Average Brilliancy:

50-60%

Finish:

Good (4-5)

TQIR:

Excellent to Very Good

Clarity Enhancement/Treatment:

None

Price:

US $6000. per carat or $18,300 total including shipping/handling in the United States and the $320 original AGL Colored Stone Grading Report.
 
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