I went shopping with 2 fellow PSers ( they may identify themselves in other threads or subsequent posts). The last thing I was planning to buy was another pink gemstone simply because I have quite a few pinks. However, when the vendor showed us his Mahenge spinels, I was unable to resist. It is such a bright happy pink! And it performs well under different lighting conditions.
Many of you will notice that it is windowed and included. Despite its imperfections and the heart shape, I was drawn to it. So the next project is to set it so that I can enjoy it further.
It is 2.61 carats, by the way.
I know what you mean. I started out thinking of getting perfect gemstones with precision cuts but have since realized that I am really quite forgiving of flaws if I love the stone.Oh that is stunning! I absolutely adore spinel! I think sometimes you just have to accept a few inclusions if they do not detract from the overall beauty of the stone.
There were many beauties! Unfortunately funds are limited.Fabulous Icy!!!! Seriously you ladies have excellent taste!
sister gems! I think so too.
Window is small. Should be fine after setting. Fat cute heart shapeI honestly don't see anything wrong with the cut.
I suspect because the colour is so strong and fabulous, any windows are no longer an issue.
OMG I cannot wait to see how you ladies set it!
Not from him this time round. These are from a seller @icy_jade found.Two absolutely gorgeous Mahenges!!
Did Wriston strike again?
Have you posted the stone somewhere for us to admire?You can chase perfection and never find it! I have just received an orange red 2.6 ct spessartite today. Super excited as it is perfect for me. Eye clean aside from a small inclusion on one side. May be a little on the dark side for some but I love the slightly redder spessartites. Mother nature will leave her fingerprints!