- Sep 20, 2008
Won the stone and ring both on auction. There are some inclusions in the spinel, but I cannot see them with my naked eye. The luster and crystal of the stone is amazing, and it actually does a great job refracting light. In artificial light, it looks like a deep rich violet tanzanite, and flashes of blue and red come out of it (bottom photo). The mount is lanbo, and I won it on one of his rare auctions.