Mahenge Spinel Oval 8.6 x 6.6mm
This piece of spinel comes from the Mahenge mines in Tanzania. The gem is a hair lighter than the perfect neon color and has a couple of minor minor inclusions that you can make out with the enlarged photos but they are not visible with the naked eye (at least not to me). The neon pink tends to mask inclusions well. I tried to photograph with lighting from the back and strong magnification so that you can see them. I priced this gem lower because of the slightly lighter color and the inclusions.
Size: 1.67 cts
Measurements: 8.69 x 6.66mm
Shape: Portuguese Cut
Origin: Mahenge Mines, Tanzania
Color: Neon Bubblegum Pink
Per carat price: $600
Price of gem: $1002
You have a two week inspection period with this gem, during which you can return it for a full refund, no questions asked. I can also make you a custom order. Custom orders are not refundable, which is why I suggest that you get the gem first and look at it. I can always do something with it afterwards. Or you can hire a local jeweler.
Please let me know if you'd like a certificate with this gem. I would take it to GEMLABS on 47th Street, but it adds a few days to shipping. A full certificate is $40 and a mini certificate is $20 (the latter will give you an identification and certifies lack of treatment). I'd bill you via paypal.
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