Red Spinel, 10.21 cts.
Lot 1230
Magnificent Purplish Red Spinel
US$ 150,000 - 200,000
£94,000 - 120,000

Lot Details
Magnificent Purplish Red Spinel Magnificent Purplish Red Spinel
Magnificent Purplish Red Spinel
Burma
There are few opportunities when the appellation of "world class" is appropriate for a gem stone and this is one of them. Internally flawless, this cushion-shaped gem is classic. Distinguished by a unique purplish red color which is extraordinary. This natural spinel possesses all the desirable characteristics of the species. Given the mineralogy of spinels finding rough which can produce stones above 10 carats is almost unheard of--and this stone exceeds that magic number.

This is an exceptional offering worthy of consideration of attention by the most serious collector of rarities whose beauty can be recognized by every beholder and whose value is sure to endure.
Weighing approximately 10.21 carats and measuring 15.3 x 11.5 x 6.6mm

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by an American Gemological Laboratory report no CS 81706 dated 13 Feburary 2012 stating that the 10.21 carats spinel originates in Burma (Myanmar) and shows no evidence of gemological enhancements.
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