2.64 ct. Vietnamese Purple Spinel - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

2.64 ct. Purple Vietnamese Spinel

  • Color: Dark Purple

  • Clarity: Eye Clean

  • Origin: An Phu, Vietname

  • Cut: Oval Mixed

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 7.5 x 9.4 mm

Given the somewhat darker tone, you make think this is a Sri Lankan stone, but in fact it comes from the An Phu area of Luc Yen in Vietnam. The color is a finely saturated and really superb grape hue - a color that truly merits being called ‘delicious’ looking and one that is not unlike some of the currently popular African garnets. Great cutting and a fine size, the stone is loupe clean and sparkles with lovely flashes of color and brilliance. An interesting tone for this area, but lovely all the same.

$80 / carat - $211 total