Each of these colors has its own appeal and is widely used in jewelry making all over the world, but it should be noted that in Russia, this color variety of spinel is very poorly represented.
Lately, the lavender shades of the noble spinel have been widely used by the world's jewelry houses to create single pieces of jewelry. It is not possible to make mass-produced pieces with this rare mineral for the reason that very few such gems are mined, but even at the stage of cutting, many dealers sell out the pieces that can be used to make pairs or sets.
Large gem-quality specimens over 8-10 carats are rare, and they may cost in excess of $1,000-2,000 per carat. Medium-sized pieces up to 5 carats are found in the $200-800 per carat range. In addition to the color, the spinel price is influenced by the clarity, weight, and quality of cutting, because it is the cutting that is able to reveal and emphasize the rare shades of color in a stone.
Because of its similarity in color, purple spinel has been mistaken for amethyst. For instance, in historical sources, there are mentions of "Oriental amethyst".
Purple spinel is also called almandine spinel because of its color resemblance to the purple variety of almandine garnet.
Want to buy purple spinel?
In our catalog you will always find great examples of lavender spinel, you will be able to compare prices and understand the approximate budget of your future purchase. Our gemologists will help you avoid speculating with the price of this gem and will be a guarantee of making the right choice.
In addition to the gemstones in stock, our team is happy to offer a custom order service. We will select the best samples of violet spinel gems for you based on your requirements and budget.
You can also order jewelry with this gem with worldwide delivery. At the moment we have one of the best full-service jewelry stores with branches in Bangkok, Dubai, Moscow, Geneva and Almaty.