3.60 ct. Purple Star Spinel - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

3.60 ct. Purple Star Spinel

  • Color: Dark Purple

  • Clarity: Semi-Translucent

  • Origin: Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

  • Cut: Oval Cabochon

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 8.2 x 8.9 mm

Though relatively uncommon, Spinel can form excellent, sharp six-ray stars. This very fine, larger example has both a great bodycolor and a very strong, well centered and very mobile eye. The stone is cut nicely with a flat back and no wasted weight - it looks every bit its 3 1/2 carat weight. The color is a great contrast to the star - deep in color, but not overly so; a very attractive grape color. One of the largest and finest star Spinel that we have been able to offer.

$125 / carat - $450 total