Please be wary of 'lab grown' and 'cultured' gemstones! They are synthetic, and are never worth more than a few dollars. This is a natural, 'mined' spinel.
The royal purple color of this Spinel is the perfect color; the clarity is VVS (eye clean); the cut is just gorgeous - a beautiful Portuguese round cut (three times as many facets as a round brilliant cut). In the sunlight, this gemstone sparkles with reds and blues. We put this beautiful gemstone in a setting we designed - with clear, bright sparkling diamonds in a halo around the gemstone. The diamonds are full cut, meaning each one has 57 facets. We used solid, 18K yellow gold to complement the Spinel's beautiful purple color.
Please note that the photographs were taken in bright sunlight.
Metal: 18K solid yellow gold
Diamonds: round brilliant cut full cut (57 facets each)
Weight: .40 tcw (+/- .1)
Size: 6.5 (we offer free sizing)
Weight: 2.14 carats
Size (Diameter x Depth): 8.5 x 5.2 mm
Cut: Portuguese round
Origin: Sri Lanka
Color: Magenta Purple with bright red and blue sparks
Legend and Lore*:
Spinel is said to be a stone of revitalization, and can re-energize. This makes it an excellent stone for workaholics. It is said to help release your stress and anxieties, and replenish your low energy levels. It is supposed to bring you inspiration and new hope. Some say the energies of this stone will help you find new ways of thinking and give you the strength to face life’s challenges while making you more persistent and determined not to crumble under pressure, and it will help you look forward to the future when this difficult period is over.
It is said to open your chakras because of its extensive color range, and stimulate kundalini energies to travel up your spine.
Spinel is said to enhance all the positive sides of your personality, and help you achieve success with humility, while helping you accept your failures with optimism. The folklore suggests this stone will align your physical, emotional, and etheric bodies and remove all the blockages that are preventing a smooth energy flow, while promoting physical vitality and ease all signs of exhaustion in your body, heart, mind, and spirit.
*The information provided above is for entertainment purposes only. It is based on centuries of folklore, well before the age of modern medicine. It is not meant as actual medical information or advice in any way.