The 'padparadscha' color of this spinel is makes it quite rare. We designed an 18K rose gold setting with colorless, sparkling diamonds in a halo around the gemstone and under the gemstone in the gallery to complete the stunning design. Each diamond is full cut and have 57 facets each.
Weight: 2.13 carats
Size (LxWxD): 7.1 x 6.8 x 5.6 mm
Shape/Cut: Cushion, Mixed Brilliant
Clarity: SI (there is a minor inclusion in this gemstone)
Origin: Mai Sae, Thailand
Color: Orangey reddish pink "padparadscha"
Treatment: None (unheated/untreated)
Metal: 18K Solid Rose Gold
Weight: .70 tcw
Shape/cut: Round/Brilliant Full Cut (57 facets each)
Clarity/Color: VS/F (colorless)
Size: 6.5 (we offer complimentary sizing on all rings)
Spinels for centuries were confused as sapphires - for good reason.. They only grow next to sapphires and rubies in the earth and are similar in hardness (perfect for everyday wear). They come in many colors like sapphires and sparkle even more as they have a higher dispersion. They are 100x rarer than sapphires, and we love designing with them. The Black Prince's Ruby, which adorns the center of the Queen of England's crown, was determined to be a spinel in the early part of the 1900s. This one is gorgeous - whether you wear it on the right or left hand, you will love it and marvel at how much it sparkles!