Total Stone Weight (CT. T.W.): 1.99tcw Metal Type: Yellow Gold Karat Content: 14K Earring Weight: 2.1 Grams
These two, .95 carat, Natural Purple Spinels (1 per earring) have vivid saturation and excellent clarity with no visible inclusions, and are a beautiful purple-gray color! Photos are taken under professional lighting and are magnified at 50x zoom to show details that may not be visible to the naked eye. Accenting the rare gemstone are 1.50mm round brilliant cut, natural Diamond accents (6 total, 3 per earring) that are I color with VS2-SI1 clarity and weigh a combined total of .09 carats. The earrings are clearly hallmarked 14K on the hook-style earring posts. When worn, the earring drop is 24mm from the post.
We travel across the United States to various Estate Sales acquiring only the finest and most rare antique, vintage, and modern pieces of jewelry. Each piece then undergoes a thorough process of examination, setting, restoration, cleaning, and polishing by a Master GIA Graduate Gemologist. All of our items have been tested and are guaranteed to be authentic Solid Gold—not plated or filled. Item will arrive in a brand-new natural redwood and leather gift box, ready to be gifted or worn today!
Spinel is known for its beautiful color and appearance. Thus, it makes an excellent jewelry stone. Because of its alluring color, good luster, and excellent transparency Spinel is highly desirable and displays a glamorous and elegant look. Spinel is quite durable and therefore can be worn in daily wear jewelry. Until recently, spinel was an underappreciated gem with little consumer recognition. Increasing demand for ruby alternatives rekindled appreciation for spinel’s rich red color and history. It has long been mistaken for ruby by emperors and monarchs. Many of the famous “rubies” of history were actually spinels. They were often found in the same places, and once polished, the two gems were nearly indistinguishable. And without the scientific equipment we have today, it was much more difficult to differentiate the two gemstones—it wasn’t until 1783 that a mineralogist discovered they were not, in fact, the same thing. You may be surprised to know that spinel is rarer than ruby. Found in a variety of colors, including red, blue, violet, and dark green, spinel gemstones help the wearer to de-stress and re-energize themselves from all aspects.
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Items purchased before 5pm are usually shipped same day unless customization or resizing was requested. Items are securely packaged, shipped via USPS with signature-required tracking, and sent directly to the customer for enjoyment. Appraisals available at customers’ request.
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