- Nov 15, 2013
Need help finding a round cut red spinel. Want to set it as a pendant. Any help is much appreciated!
Is 1500 for stone + pendant setting, or stone alone? And does "red" to you mean stoplight red (e.g. "pure red), or is some secondary purple/pink ok? I know that might seem like an odd question, but the 'true red' stones carry a huge premium in price, so if you don't mind a secondary pink/purple it might save a lot!lulualulu0811|1467773333|4051895 said:Im hoping for 6mm+, and would like to stay within 1500.
Strongly orange and based on the video and dimensions, will have a good sized window.lulualulu0811|1467817248|4052056 said:what do you guys think about this one?
Completed piece and hits all the right requirements!NKOTB|1467825439|4052102 said:
I just spoke w Roger about this exact thing since I was also interested in a red spinel/garnet. He said he doesn't have anything else like that red round, but is going to buy rough in August in Tanzania, so If you are interested you can email him what you're looking for and he can be on the lookout for rough that fits your requirements. He's super nice and responsive so I'd reach out to him if your not on a tight timeline.Sungura|1467824609|4052096 said:In addition to reaching out to Prima, I suggest you contact Gemcal and Roger Dery at Spectral Gems. Gemcal are spinel specialists and I see they have a red round but it is part of a set. Worth an email. Roger Dery's red spinel round is listed as sold but he often has inventory that isn't listed
lulualulu0811|1467825949|4052114 said:This piece is amazing. I purchased it last week and had to bring it back because of a visible inclusion I can see with my eye.. Otherwise this was a keeper..
It is a white spot ( i'm not sure if its bubble, feather, or cloud) but it is visible. I took a picture of the pendant before I sent it back. I'm not sure if you can see from the photo but it is off left center, there is a "white" spot.LisaRN|1467837875|4052209 said:lulualulu0811|1467825949|4052114 said:This piece is amazing. I purchased it last week and had to bring it back because of a visible inclusion I can see with my eye.. Otherwise this was a keeper..
Sorry it did not work out for you. Since the seller listed it as eye clean can you tell us what the inclusion looked like? I can't tell from her photos and just as a learning experience would like to know. Thanks!
I understand you perfectly. The price of top red spinels, however, has increased significantly. One used to be able to purchase a 1 ct red spinel for $1K/ct but not any longer. The round shape is also making this search more challenging. As evidenced by the link below, I don't think you'll be able to an intense red 6.5 mm spinel for $1500 today.lulualulu0811|1467858397|4052360 said:I can see a white spot of inclusion from a distance away ( not sure if it's 12in). The necklace is gorgeous and the color of the stone is beautiful. However, spending a rather large amount of $, I wanted it to be somewhat perfect.
This is a great find--the color is incredible!_lovesvintage_|1467870005|4052433 said:I know you want round and 6+mm in size, but this is the best I could do to help in your search and wanted to show you for your consideration.
Gorgeous colour but then I noticed this (see picture below). I would follow up to find out how far reaching the inclusions are. I have purchased a red spinel with such scary inclusions on the pavilion, but they cannot be seen from the top. It was heavily discounted because of these inclusions. I had no issues with it as a ring stone either. This is more of an FYI for the OP, since she seems very particular about inclusions._lovesvintage_|1467870005|4052433 said:I know you want round and 6+mm in size, but this is the best I could do to help in your search and wanted to show you for your consideration.