Red Burma Spinel Gemstone (3.1 ct) 10x8mm Oval
Product description: Natural spinel is a gemstone that is not well-known in the commercial jewelry world, but has become a great favorite with gem dealers and gem collectors. One might even say that spinel is for gemstone connoisseurs only. Red is the most valuable color, followed by orange red, pinkish red and purplish red. As the brightness of the color drops the price falls. Of particular interest is a vivid hot pink with a hint of orange that is mined in Burma that is one of the most spectacular gemstone colors in any gem species. Spinel's are cut mostly in ovals, cushions, rounds, trillions and pears. Spinel is rarely found in calibrated sizes due to its rarity. Most gem grade Spinel comes from Sri Lanka, particularly in Ratnapura, and from Mogok, Myanmar (Burma). The highest quality transparent blood-red "ruby spinel" and hot-pink spinel has come from the Pein Pyit (Painpyit) mine, Bawpadan mine, Inn Gaung Pyant mine, and Pingutaung mine in Mogok, Upper Burma. These came from the Inn Guang Pyant mine in Burma.
These Spinel have inclusions and could use polishing but are priced accordingly.