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Lavender spinel

NKOTB

Ideal_Rock
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For years, I’ve wanted a lavender spinel. I wanted anything in the “blurple” spectrum, and was super happy when I bought my big violet spinel from Gene. I was appeased. But in the back of my mind, I also still wanted (we get greedy sometimes) a lavender stone. Gene posted a lavender sapphire recently, and there was one part of the checkout process I got stuck on, so someone beat me to it. Then this spinel came up. Though it definitely leans more pink than blue, and I wasn’t sure about the roval cut, it’s pretty saturated for a lighter purple. I’ll halo it at some point (pics in halo are of it sitting on an empty setting I have slated for a bluish mint asscher tourm).

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elle_71125

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It’s lovely. :love: I’m a big fan of purple colored spinels (lavender & violet) but they are hard to find. Congrats on such a gorgeous piece.

ps. I’m crazy about your violet spinel from Gene. So, so perfect!
 

Catmom

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Ooooo, it's a gorgeous color, congrats!
 

2Neezers

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It’s gorgeous! :love: I love the color and the pink flashes it shows.
 

T L

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It’s beautiful. I’m a lavender spinel junkie myself.
 

voce

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It's a beautiful stone! So saturated I would call it purple. Congrats!
 

ItsMainelyYou

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Love it.
I hope at some point procure a stone as a gift for my best friend who also loves purple, and make her a most beautiful ring!
 

NKOTB

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It’s lovely. :love: I’m a big fan of purple colored spinels (lavender & violet) but they are hard to find. Congrats on such a gorgeous piece.

ps. I’m crazy about your violet spinel from Gene. So, so perfect!
Thanks. :)

It’s actually a sapphire from Gene, not sure why I said spinel, too late to correct. Oops.
 

elle_71125

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Thanks. :)

It’s actually a sapphire from Gene, not sure why I said spinel, too late to correct. Oops.
I thought it was a sapphire but I went up and checked your post and that said spinel so...here we are. Lol :lol:

PS. The lavender spinel keeps looking better and better every time I see it.
 

Arcadian

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ooo thats pretty! :kiss2:
 

natasha-cupcake

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Nice buy! I love that color. The setting is gorgeous and I could definitely see this stone looking fantastic in a similar one. Sigh... I'd really love a periwinkle spinel. It's definitely on my wish list.
 

arkieb1

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Thanks. :)

It’s actually a sapphire from Gene, not sure why I said spinel, too late to correct. Oops.
I was reading your post saying "spinel" looking at the photos thinking to myself hmmm I have a sapphire that is a similar colour..... :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
 

petit_bijou

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So pretty!!! I grow more envious of your stunning gem collection with every new addition!! Can’t wait to see how you set it, even though I’m still super obsessed with your violet sapphire!
 

NKOTB

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So pretty!!! I grow more envious of your stunning gem collection with every new addition!! Can’t wait to see how you set it, even though I’m still super obsessed with your violet sapphire!
Thank you! It’s the closest I’ve been able to find to yours, would love to compare in person when all this crap is over. ;-)
 

petit_bijou

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Thank you! It’s the closest I’ve been able to find to yours, would love to compare in person when all this crap is over. ;-)

Yes!!! Let's definitely do that! :appl:
 
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