Pink Spinel is from deposits near Mahenge in the Ulanga District of Tanzania’s Morogoro Region. A limestone plateau famed for producing fine Spinel, the gemstone deposits near the town of Mahenge were first discovered in 1989. Pink Spinel is also totally natural, which further increases its rarity.
What color spinel is most valuable?
The crystal structure of spinel is isometric, and its crystal habit is octahedral or twinned octahedral (macles) and to a lesser extent, cubic or dodecahedral. Red is the most valuable color, followed by orange red, pinkish red and purplish red. As the brightness of the color drops the price falls.
How can you tell fake spinel?
The proper way to analyze whether Spinel is real is to put it under a UV Radiation Light. Set it to long-wave and look for any stones that are particularly glowy. If the stones are glowy, that means it’s synthetic and not natural.
Is spinel a semi precious stone?
Spinel, traditionally considered as ‘semi-precious’, is a fine gem that is rapidly growing in popularity. Spinel has a bright vitreous lustre and can be found in a wide array of colours including red, blue, violet, and pink.
Why does August have 3 birthstones?
August Birthstone. Peridot, spinel and sardonyx are the three birthstones for August. The peridot birthstone is known for being formed under extreme conditions, as it can be found in the hardened lava that carried it from deep within Earth’s mantle as well as in meteorites that traveled from outer space.
What is the rarest gemstone?
Musgravite. Musgravite was discovered in 1967 and is arguably the rarest gemstone in the world. It was first discovered in Musgrave Ranges, Australia, and later found in Madagascar and Greenland.
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