Description: **SOLD** A bright & beautiful 3.05ct Round Cut Bubblegum Pink Spinel. Very rare color and not often found. From Mahenge in Tanzania Africa, This spinel would be a perfect eye-catching center stone in any jewelry piece. This gemstone is silky, which can give it a slightly clouded appearance. But this gemstone represents great value in a beautiful pink color.
The dimensions of this spinel are 8.40 x 5.12 mm.
“Spinel comes in a variety of colors, but the most commercially important are red and pink” (gia.edu).
“Spinels are allochromatic gemstones. This means that when the mineral is pure, it’s colorless. Colors are derived only from the presence of trace elements acting as chromophores. Chromium, iron, and cobalt are the most common chromophores in spinel” (gemsociety.org).
In 2016, Spinel was made a birthstone for the month of August, alongside Peridot and Sardonyx.
"The name Spinel is from the Latin word 'spina' which means spines. This refers to the stone's needle-like formations" (meanings.crystaljewelry.com).