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ID: 4836771 pcs
thumb image of 1.6ct Cushion-Cut Rose Pink Spinel (ID: 483677)
1.55 ct Spinel
6.6 x 6.2 mm
$ 77.50
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ID: 4834364 pcs
thumb image of 2.1ct Round Facet Purple Pink Spinel (ID: 483436)
2.14 ct Spinel
5.1 mm
$ 107.00
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ID: 4826431 pcs
thumb image of 4.6ct Heart Facet Purple Spinel (ID: 482643)
4.62 ct Spinel
12 x 9.8 mm
$ 415.80
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ID: 3658041 pcs
thumb image of 1.5ct Oval Facet Deep Violet Spinel (ID: 365804)
1.50 ct Spinel
6.9 x 5.8 mm
$ 100.66
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ID: 3644371 pcs
thumb image of 3.8ct Heart Facet Deep Violet Spinel (ID: 364437)
3.80 ct Spinel
9.6 x 9.2 mm
$ 342.00
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ID: 4684501 pcs
thumb image of 3.6ct Heart Facet Purple Spinel (ID: 468450)
3.60 ct Spinel
10.2 x 9.2 mm
$ 332.03
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ID: 4005971 pcs
thumb image of 1.1ct Pear Facet Purple Spinel (ID: 400597)
1.08 ct Spinel
8.2 x 5.5 mm
$ 92.10
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ID: 4837061 pcs
thumb image of 1.4ct Cushion-Cut Purple Pink Spinel (ID: 483706)
1.41 ct Spinel
6.8 x 5.4 mm
$ 70.50
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ID: 4696551 pcs
thumb image of 2.3ct Cushion-Cut Pinkish Purple Spinel (ID: 469655)
2.34 ct Spinel
7.6 x 7.1 mm
$ 81.90
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ID: 4835021 pcs
thumb image of 1.3ct Cushion-Cut Rose Pink Spinel (ID: 483502)
1.29 ct Spinel
6.9 x 5.9 mm
$ 64.50
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ID: 3109981 pcs
thumb image of 0.3ct Marquise Facet Violet Spinel (ID: 310998)
0.27 ct Spinel
5.6 x 3.1 mm
$ 20.25
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ID: 4698221 pcs
thumb image of 1.8ct Oval Cabochon Pinkish Purple Spinel (ID: 469822)
1.81 ct Spinel
7.9 x 6.3 mm
$ 63.35
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ID: 3505501 pcs
thumb image of 1ct Marquise Facet Pinkish Violet Spinel (ID: 350550)
1.01 ct Spinel
9.7 x 4.5 mm
$ 75.75
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ID: 4838201 pcs
thumb image of 0.7ct Round Facet Light Pink Spinel (ID: 483820)
0.67 ct Spinel
5 mm
$ 33.50
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ID: 4695651 pcs
thumb image of 2.7ct Oval Facet Violet Spinel (ID: 469565)
2.70 ct Spinel
9.3 x 6.7 mm
$ 94.50
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ID: 4835871 pcs
thumb image of 1.2ct Cushion-Cut Purplish Pink Spinel (ID: 483587)
1.21 ct Spinel
6.6 x 6.3 mm
$ 60.50
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ID: 3495301 pcs
thumb image of 1.3ct Pear Facet Purple Spinel (ID: 349530)
1.34 ct Spinel
8.5 x 6.6 mm
$ 100.50
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ID: 3506291 pcs
thumb image of 0.9ct Marquise Facet Bluish Violet Spinel (ID: 350629)
0.86 ct Spinel
10.2 x 4.3 mm
$ 77.40
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ID: 4019551 pcs
thumb image of 1.1ct Oval Facet Purple Spinel (ID: 401955)
1.05 ct Spinel
6.7 x 5.6 mm
$ 89.75
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ID: 4013931 pcs
thumb image of 1ct Oval Facet Purple Rose Spinel (ID: 401393)
1.04 ct Spinel
6.5 x 5.5 mm
$ 88.90
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ID: 4831661 pcs
thumb image of 0.7ct Round Facet Rose Pink Spinel (ID: 483166)
0.73 ct Spinel
5.1 mm
$ 36.50
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Tanzanian Spinel Gems
When it comes to gemstones, natural spinel isn't particularly well-known, especially when it comes to commercial retail jewelry. In fact, for most of time, spinel was mistaken for other gems, such as varieties of corundum, like the curious case of 'The Black Prince's Ruby'. Spinel is highly prized for its excellent hardness (8 on Mohs scale), and compared to precious ruby, spinel has greater dispersion (fire) and brilliance. Spinel is also one of the few singly refractive gems, which gives it the ability to exhibit intense colors with a special level of purity. Best of all, spinel is never treated unlike sapphire and ruby, making it one of the best untreated gemstones on the market.

Historically, Burma (Myanmar) has been the world's primary source for fine quality spinel, which is also one of the reasons it has been a difficult gemstone to source for most buyers. However, since the last decade, spinel has become much more openly available because of Tanzanian deposits being commercialized. Burma is still the leader when it comes to the rare red spinel, but Tanzania is becoming one of the top producers for other attractive spinel colors, such as pink, violet, blue and unusual orange, as well as a bright purple variety too. Most spinel is very hard to find in gems weighing over 1 carat, but many spinel gems from Tanzania are being discovered in very large sizes, often weighing over 5-10 carats. Nowadays, in addition to Burma and Tanzania, spinel is also mined and sourced from Sri Lanka and Tajikistan, usually alongside ruby and sapphire.

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