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kgizo

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I’m thinking of selling my oval 1ct red spinel. Had it for years and never set it. Looked at a few sites for comps and prices are all over the place. Are there any pricing guidelines or databases?
 

VividRed

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Do you have any pictures? There might be similar ones out there and that would help to get a sense of the market price
 

kgizo

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@VividRed Here are a few in different lighting.
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CSpan

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I have no idea on pricing but that is gorgeous!
 

marymm

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Maybe take a look at Jeff Davies', GemCal's, and GemFix's inventories? All 3 vendors usually have a good selection of Spinels ... hopefully there'll be some comparables to your stone.
 

musicloveranthony

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Wow that is a gorgeous spinel. Red are going for pretty high prices right now. I can't think of any vendors that have comparably high quality red spinel other than Yavorsky.
 

kgizo

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I have no idea on pricing but that is gorgeous!
Thank you!

Maybe take a look at Jeff Davies', GemCal's, and GemFix's inventories? All 3 vendors usually have a good selection of Spinels ... hopefully there'll be some comparables to your stone.
Thanks for the suggestions. I looked at GemFix, and now off to look at the other two.

Wow that is a gorgeous spinel. Red are going for pretty high prices right now. I can't think of any vendors that have comparably high quality red spinel other than Yavorsky.
Thank you. Pricing seems to be all over the place and I can’t figure out if its because of something gem related (tone, origin, etc) or because of market factors. Not understanding the retail market makes it harder to price for PL.
 

musicloveranthony

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Thank you!


Thanks for the suggestions. I looked at GemFix, and now off to look at the other two.


Thank you. Pricing seems to be all over the place and I can’t figure out if its because of something gem related (tone, origin, etc) or because of market factors. Not understanding the retail market makes it harder to price for PL.

You nailed it. Gem origin and tone are huge in colored stones, especially red spinel.

Red spinel will often have a brown, or purple, or grey undertone. Those all diminish from the quality and price. Yours looks like it is pretty free of undertone and -if- it does have any it's the more desirable purple.

I think your best bet would be to bring the stone to an appraiser if you want an accurate idea of the value.
 

CSpan

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yufan on Etsy had one of similar size and color. I can’t link right but I’ll try later
 

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You nailed it. Gem origin and tone are huge in colored stones, especially red spinel.

Red spinel will often have a brown, or purple, or grey undertone. Those all diminish from the quality and price. Yours looks like it is pretty free of undertone and -if- it does have any it's the more desirable purple.

I think your best bet would be to bring the stone to an appraiser if you want an accurate idea of the value.

idk if our monitors are different but this gem looks significantly purplish to me and idk that I'd call it "red" at all.
 
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