Saturday, May 23, 2009

Petit Mauve Spinel and Blue Sapphire Ring



One of my most favorite gemstones is Spinel. Spinel is a gemstone that comes in almost every variety of color shade you can imagine. It is natural, and usually requires no enhancing treatments. The most coveted colors are blue, and red. Blue Spinel is so rare, it sells for thouands of dollars per carat, in its finest form. There is both imitation, and synthetic Blue Spinel on the market. It sells for a very expensive price, but does not seem to have to the value of what you pay for it, though it is quite lovely visually. With a hardness of 8, on the Mohs Hardness Scale, it is a very durable gemstone, and can be worn for every day wear. I do not recommend exposing any gemstones to household chemicals. This lovely sterling silver ring, is a petit size 6 ring. The center gemstone is a 5mmx4.5mm oval Mauve Spinel gemstone. Then there are three Blue Sapphire accent stones. I love this simple, yet lovely ring. This ring will be available to purchase in my Etsy store. If you do not have Etsy, and you would like to purchase through this blog, you can contact me at darien04@gmail.com for details. USA buyers only, and payment with Paypal through the blog.

2 comments:

betchai said...

i am not very good in gemstones, Melissa. but I love your designs and work. it is so nice to know a lot more about gem stones, wow, thousand dollars per carat, it must be indeed rare.

Melissa said...

Thank you betchai

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