Natural Spinel, a gemstone in high demand among gemstone connoisseurs due to its striking lustre, colour and beauty. Just like natural diamonds and garnets, spinels are singly refractive having the same properties in all crystal directions.
Here is a genuine, lovely and petite 0.33-carat cushion-cut pinkish-red natural spinel gemstone. Super lively under daylight setting with gorgeous and striking colour. Dazzling with a clarity grade of SI, this August birthstone will design a beautiful piece of jewellery for yourself or a loved one.
• Birthstone Gemstone: August Birthstone
• Impeccable Color
• Amazing Chromium
|Gemstone Stone Type:||Natural Spinel|
|Gemstone Color:||Pinkish Red|
|Gemstone Weight:||0.33 carats|
|Gemstone Dimension||4.6mm x 4.9mm|
|Number of Stones:||1|
|Modern Gem Item#:||SP221|
Spinel came from the Green word "spark'. Many scholars have also believed the name came from the Latin word "Spinella, " which translates as thorn or spine in modern English, referring to the sharp points of its crystals.
Natural Spinel comes in a host of hues, from the famous red to vibrant pink, intense orange, and all shades of blue and purple to even leaving out violet through to the mouthwatering bluish green. Vivid reds and pinks are caused by the presence of Chromium in the mineral—the more chromium presence in the mineral, the more vibrant the red hue.
Natural Spinels can be found in Afghanistan, Burma(Myanmar), Cambodia, Brazil, Russia, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Thailand. Natural Spinels are very durable gemstones with an impressive hardness of 80 on the Mohs Hardness Scale and can be cut in many shapes and sizes.
• Mineral: Spinel
• Colour: Red, Orange, Pink, Purple, Blue, Black
• Refractive Index: 1.718
• Specific gravity: 3.60
• Moh hardness: 8
BIRTHSTONE & ANNIVERSARIES:
Spinels are part of the recently added gemstones to the birthstone chart. Spinel is the birthstone for all August Borns, sharing the month with the lush green Peridot and Sardonyx. This remarkable gemstone has long been mistaken for Ruby by ancient emperors and monarchs. It is known that many rubies in ancient history were spinels.
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