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4.09 ct. Sri Lankan Blue Spinel

4.09 ct. Sri Lankan Blue Spinel

286.00
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  • Color: Very Dark Slightly Greenish-Blue

  • Clarity: Eye Clean

  • Origin: Sri Lanka

  • Cut: Oval Portuguese

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 11 x 8.6 mm

This is another in the long subset of gem materials that were, until quite recently, relatively easy to source. It seems there were a never ending supply of these dark, unsaturated colors of Spinel coming out of Sri Lanka. We do still see a fair number of small stones - dark purples, grayish-greens and slightly bluish-green colors - but these larger gems are now quite scarce. Perfectly clean and well cut, the color here is certainly not for everyone - its a very dark slightly grayish, slightly greenish blue. In-hand, it is a touch more clean than even the photos imply. In fact, there are few gems that really come close to this color and we rather like it. A very large stone for the cost!

$70 / carat - $286 total