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#202338, Neon Pink Red Spinel, Cushion, 2.08 Carat - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Spinel
Colour : Neon Pink Red
Item : #202338
Design : Cushion
Origin : Mahenge, Tanzania
Treatments : Unheated
Weight : 2.08 Carat
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included/Eye Clean
Size : 8.2X6.8X4.7mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

These neon spinels from Mahenge in Tanzania are some of the most lovely spinels you will come across. This one has a beautiful pinkish red colour and in the right light an ever so delicate violet hint coming through. It is a stunning spinel and I very highly recommend the gem.

#202338, Neon Pink Red Spinel, Cushion, 2.08 Carat - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202338, Neon Pink Red Spinel, Cushion, 2.08 Carat - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202338, Neon Pink Red Spinel, Cushion, 2.08 Carat - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202338, Neon Pink Red Spinel, Cushion, 2.08 Carat - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202338, Neon Pink Red Spinel, Cushion, 2.08 Carat - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202338, Neon Pink Red Spinel, Cushion, 2.08 Carat - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#202273, Purple Grey Spinel, Rectangle Cushion, 3.53 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Spinel
Colour : Purple Grey
Item : #202273
Design : Rectangle Cushion
Origin : Burrma
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.53 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 9.7X8.2X5.6mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

An outstanding, large natural spinel from Burma with a very very nice purple grey colour. It is a very fine gemstone, well cut and polished and beautifully finished in a classic rectangle cushion design.

#202273, Purple Grey Spinel, Rectangle Cushion, 3.53 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202273, Purple Grey Spinel, Rectangle Cushion, 3.53 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202273, Purple Grey Spinel, Rectangle Cushion, 3.53 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202273, Purple Grey Spinel, Rectangle Cushion, 3.53 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202273, Purple Grey Spinel, Rectangle Cushion, 3.53 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202273, Purple Grey Spinel, Rectangle Cushion, 3.53 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#202259, Violet Grey Spinel, Oval, 2.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Spinel
Colour : Violet Grey
Item : #202259
Design : Oval
Origin : Burma
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.03 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 8.0X6.7X5.0mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

A deliightful, bright natural Burmese spinel with a beautiful violet grey colour. A fine stone for a ring setting.

#202259, Violet Grey Spinel, Oval, 2.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202259, Violet Grey Spinel, Oval, 2.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202259, Violet Grey Spinel, Oval, 2.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202259, Violet Grey Spinel, Oval, 2.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202259, Violet Grey Spinel, Oval, 2.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202259, Violet Grey Spinel, Oval, 2.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#202258, Neon Red Neon Spinel, Teardrop, 2.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Neon Spinel
Colour : Neon Red
Item : #202258
Design : Teardrop
Origin : Mahenge, Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.52 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 10.2X7.4X4.8mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Right from the outset I've got to tell you that these photos do not do this incredible spinel justice. I tried and tried but I just could get the camera to capture that amazing neon red hue. In the pics it has an orange tint that isn't apparent when seeing the gem in the hand. If anything it has a slight pinkish hint to the red.

But geez, what an eye popping spinel it is when you are looking at it in real life. These neon spinels from Mahenge in Tanzania are among some of the most sort after gems around. Small natural crystals of these neon spinels are fantastic collectors specimens but bigger stones that can be cut are quite scarce especially with such an intense red colour. So please, don't judge this spinel solely by the inadequate pics... it really does need to be seen to be believed!

#202258, Neon Red Neon Spinel, Teardrop, 2.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202258, Neon Red Neon Spinel, Teardrop, 2.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202258, Neon Red Neon Spinel, Teardrop, 2.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202258, Neon Red Neon Spinel, Teardrop, 2.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202258, Neon Red Neon Spinel, Teardrop, 2.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202258, Neon Red Neon Spinel, Teardrop, 2.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#202222, Grey Blue Spinel, Radiant Cut, 4.28 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Spinel
Colour : Grey Blue
Item : #202222
Design : Radiant Cut
Origin : Sri Lanka
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.28 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 9.4X7.7X6.4mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

This is a beautiful bright natural grey blue spinel from Sri Lanka. This stunning and large spinel has been cut in modern rectangle radiant style design which works perfectly with this type of stone and really brings this gem to life. It is an exceptional spinel in every regard.

#202222, Grey Blue Spinel, Radiant Cut, 4.28 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202222, Grey Blue Spinel, Radiant Cut, 4.28 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202222, Grey Blue Spinel, Radiant Cut, 4.28 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202222, Grey Blue Spinel, Radiant Cut, 4.28 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#202064, Purple Spinel, Rectangle Radiant, 4.47 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Spinel
Colour : Purple
Item : #202064
Design : Rectangle Radiant
Origin : Sri Lanka
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.47 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 11.5X8.0X5.4mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

An outstandingly fine natural purple spinel from Sri Lanka. This is a magnificent gemstone with it's rich vivid purple hue and large impressive size. The design is a bright and modern rectangle radiant cut and it really gives this gem alot of life. This is a superb spinel gemstone in every regard.

#202064, Purple Spinel, Rectangle Radiant, 4.47 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202064, Purple Spinel, Rectangle Radiant, 4.47 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202064, Purple Spinel, Rectangle Radiant, 4.47 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202064, Purple Spinel, Rectangle Radiant, 4.47 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#202071, Pink Peach Spinel, Oval Rose Cut, 6.75 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Spinel
Colour : Pink Peach
Item : #202071
Design : Oval Rose Cut
Origin : Sri Lanka
Treatments : None
Weight : 6.75 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 14.0X12.9X4.5mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Here is something that you don't see everyday. This is a beautiful pinky peach spinel that has been very well cut and polished in an oval rose cut! An oval rose cut is a very unusual design and is not something that you will often see. That, plus the fact that this is a very fine large spinel makes this a very special stone and one that would make a stunning ring stone especially given it's low profile. This is a gem that I highly recommend!

#202071, Pink Peach Spinel, Oval Rose Cut, 6.75 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202071, Pink Peach Spinel, Oval Rose Cut, 6.75 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202071, Pink Peach Spinel, Oval Rose Cut, 6.75 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202071, Pink Peach Spinel, Oval Rose Cut, 6.75 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202071, Pink Peach Spinel, Oval Rose Cut, 6.75 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#202034, Purple Spinel, Cushion, 3.30 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Spinel
Colour : Purple
Item : #202034
Design : Cushion
Origin : Africa
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.30 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7.9X7.5X6.3mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

The intense vivid purple of this spinel is crazy! It is much nicer in the hand then in the pics. It is a very strong purple hue and the gem has alot of sparkle and brightness. This gem has been commercial cut and I have noted that there is some, what they call, parcel wear around the star facets and table on the crown. Often commercial cutting factories put lots of gems in bags together with the result being that they can develop some minor chipping and scruffing. It's frustrating... you get gems which have an awesome colour and these folks just don't know how to handle them properly with respect.

If you were interested in purchasing this gem what I would do is repolish the crown and table and remove this parcel wear and tidy it up, tighten up those meetpoints. This would be included in the purchase price.

#202034, Purple Spinel, Cushion, 3.30 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202034, Purple Spinel, Cushion, 3.30 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202034, Purple Spinel, Cushion, 3.30 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202034, Purple Spinel, Cushion, 3.30 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#202031, Purple Grey Spinel, Rectangle Cushion, 3.53 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Spinel
Colour : Purple Grey
Item : #202031
Design : Rectangle Cushion
Origin : Burma
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.53 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 9.7X8.2X5.6mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

The colour of this beautiful Burmese spinel is just amazing. It is a purplish grey with a wonderful play colour and light. It has been finely cut and polished in the classic rectangle cushion style making it an excellent stone for any jewellery setting you can imagine. Burmese spinels are considered among the finest in the world for their colour and brilliance. This is a great stone in every regard.

#202031, Purple Grey Spinel, Rectangle Cushion, 3.53 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202031, Purple Grey Spinel, Rectangle Cushion, 3.53 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202031, Purple Grey Spinel, Rectangle Cushion, 3.53 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202031, Purple Grey Spinel, Rectangle Cushion, 3.53 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202031, Purple Grey Spinel, Rectangle Cushion, 3.53 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#202030, Pink Spinel, Emerald Cut, 2.83 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Spinel
Colour : Pink
Item : #202030
Design : Emerald Cut
Origin : Burma
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.83 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 9.7X7.9X5.0mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

This is a remarkable spinel of the very best quality. It is a superb burmese pink spinel with excellent colour and clarity. It is been precision cut and polish to bring out the very best in the gem. It is an excellent size for a ring setting or pendant. Spinel is also a very hard wearing gemstone and is good for an everyday ring stone.

#202030, Pink Spinel, Emerald Cut, 2.83 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202030, Pink Spinel, Emerald Cut, 2.83 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202030, Pink Spinel, Emerald Cut, 2.83 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202030, Pink Spinel, Emerald Cut, 2.83 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202030, Pink Spinel, Emerald Cut, 2.83 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#190407, Neon Pinkish Red Mahenge Neon Red Spinel, Cushion, 2.33 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Mahenge Neon Red Spinel
Colour : Neon Pinkish Red
Item : #190407
Design : Cushion
Origin : Mahenge, Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.33 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 8.5X7.0X4.2mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Yup! This is the real deal!!! These precious neon red spinels from Mahenge are near legendary for their incredible colours. This special gem is far far more amazing in the hand, the spinel just glows with an inner flame and it just pops out from all the other stones around it. This is a very fine Mahenge spinel indeed and they are a rare find in this size. A superb stone and one that I highly recommend.

#190407, Neon Pinkish Red Mahenge Neon Red Spinel, Cushion, 2.33 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#190407, Neon Pinkish Red Mahenge Neon Red Spinel, Cushion, 2.33 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#190407, Neon Pinkish Red Mahenge Neon Red Spinel, Cushion, 2.33 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#190407, Neon Pinkish Red Mahenge Neon Red Spinel, Cushion, 2.33 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#190407, Neon Pinkish Red Mahenge Neon Red Spinel, Cushion, 2.33 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#190407, Neon Pinkish Red Mahenge Neon Red Spinel, Cushion, 2.33 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#190407, Neon Pinkish Red Mahenge Neon Red Spinel, Cushion, 2.33 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#190407, Neon Pinkish Red Mahenge Neon Red Spinel, Cushion, 2.33 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#190403, Grey Blue Spinel, Cushion, 6.46 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Spinel
Colour : Grey Blue
Item : #190403
Design : Cushion
Origin : Burma
Treatments : None
Weight : 6.46 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 11.2X10.7X6.9mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Here is a very impressive and significant natural Burmese spinel with intense grey blue hues. It is a fine spinel and nicely cut and polished in a classic Cushion design which makes it ideal for any jewellery setting. Large spinels like this are a scarcity.

#190403, Grey Blue Spinel, Cushion, 6.46 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#190403, Grey Blue Spinel, Cushion, 6.46 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#190403, Grey Blue Spinel, Cushion, 6.46 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#190403, Grey Blue Spinel, Cushion, 6.46 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#190403, Grey Blue Spinel, Cushion, 6.46 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#150453, Cobalt Blue Cobalt Spinel, Oval, 0.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Cobalt Spinel
Colour : Cobalt Blue
Item : #150453
Design : Oval
Origin : Burma
Treatments : None
Weight : 0.45 Carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 5X4.4X3.01mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Here is a very rare royal blue cobalt spinel from Burma. This particular hue is very rare in a spinel and in gemstones in general. It is the colour of an old cobalt medicine bottle, if you have ever seen one you’ll know exactly what I mean. It is a very distinctive colour and is also called royal blue. This gem is small and would have been “native cut” from a very small stone most likely found in river gravel. This is definitely one for the collector and sometimes some of the rarest gems are the smallest ones.

#150453, Cobalt Blue Cobalt Spinel, Oval, 0.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#150453, Cobalt Blue Cobalt Spinel, Oval, 0.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#150453, Cobalt Blue Cobalt Spinel, Oval, 0.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#150453, Cobalt Blue Cobalt Spinel, Oval, 0.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#150309, Purple Blue Colour Change Spinel, Oval, 4.74 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Spinel
Colour : Purple Blue Colour Change
Item : #150309
Design : Oval
Origin : Burma
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.74 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 10.97X9.21X6.55mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

This is a spinel that you really have to see in person. It is a fantastic loose natural Burmese blue purple colour change spinel and the pictures really cannot describe just how amazing this gem is. The spinel has this absolutely fascinating and very appealing interplay of blue and purple colours. Its something that you really have to see as the pictures do not capture it. The pictures predominately show the blue colour but this spinel can be described as a colour change spinel. This spinel has a very intriguing personality and the very first time I saw it I was beguiled by the interplay of colours and I thought this might be one for the personal collection. This is a very fine blue purple spinel that I would highly recommend for the collector of exceptional gemstones. It is totally unique and one that you will be very happy with.

#150309, Purple Blue Colour Change Spinel, Oval, 4.74 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#150309, Purple Blue Colour Change Spinel, Oval, 4.74 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#150309, Purple Blue Colour Change Spinel, Oval, 4.74 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

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#190402, Grey Spinel, Cushion, 5.38 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Spinel
Colour : Grey
Item : #190402
Design : Cushion
Origin : Burma
Treatments : None
Weight : 5.38 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 10.7X9.5X6.6mm
Price : SOLD

This is a cracker of a grey spinel from Burma!!! It's big, bold and beautiful and in the hand the colour is a bright grey. The blue that you see in the pics is not in the stone, or if it is there is very little of it, certainly not as much as the pics suggest. Grey spinels are a beautiful stone and make fabulous rings. Imagine this one as a fantastic cocktail ring with a halo of diamonds around it... it would be stunning!

#190402, Grey Spinel, Cushion, 5.38 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#190402, Grey Spinel, Cushion, 5.38 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#190402, Grey Spinel, Cushion, 5.38 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#190402, Grey Spinel, Cushion, 5.38 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#190402, Grey Spinel, Cushion, 5.38 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#190402, Grey Spinel, Cushion, 5.38 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#190402, Grey Spinel, Cushion, 5.38 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1320, Blue Spinel, Round Brilliant, 1.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Spinel
Colour : Blue
Item : #1320
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Design : Round Brilliant
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.45 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 6.90X6.90X4.53mm
Price : SOLD

This is a magic spinel! I've had this piece of blue spinel rough sitting in my tray for quite a while patiently waiting for me to finally get to it. If I knew how beautiful it would be then I would have cut it alot sooner. This blue spinel is an exceptionally fine gem. The blue hues are much nicer and richer then the pics suggest. For some reason it was a tricky stone to photograph so I used both cameras to try and get as close as I could. It is ideally sized for a ring stone and would be ideal for an engagement ring or similar. Highly recommended.

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#1320, Blue Spinel, Round Brilliant, 1.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1320, Blue Spinel, Round Brilliant, 1.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1320, Blue Spinel, Round Brilliant, 1.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1320, Blue Spinel, Round Brilliant, 1.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1320, Blue Spinel, Round Brilliant, 1.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1320, Blue Spinel, Round Brilliant, 1.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1320, Blue Spinel, Round Brilliant, 1.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1320, Blue Spinel, Round Brilliant, 1.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1320, Blue Spinel, Round Brilliant, 1.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1320, Blue Spinel, Round Brilliant, 1.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1320, Blue Spinel, Round Brilliant, 1.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

Red Spinel, Crystal Specimen, Mahenge, Tanzania, #r153
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Stone : Red Spinel Crystal Specimen
Item : #r153
Origin : Mahenge, Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.2 KG
Clarity : Specimen
Size : Hand size
Price : NOT FOR SALE

Comments : Hows this for a red spinel crystal specimen. This is an amazingly large crystal that was found in the same area that that 50-odd kg specimen a few years back that caused such a stir and from which a quite a number of VERY EXPENSIVE gems were cut. This one was bought back by the same collecter for whom I cut those amazing red spinel gems. Wouldn't you like to have this rock as your doorstop! :-) I think I can spot some gemmy looking material there as well.

Red Spinel, Crystal Specimen, Mahenge, Tanzania, #r153
Red Spinel, Crystal Specimen, Mahenge, Tanzania, #r153
Red Spinel, Crystal Specimen, Mahenge, Tanzania, #r153
Red Spinel, Crystal Specimen, Mahenge, Tanzania, #r153

 

Red Spinel, Brilliant Pear, Mahenge, Tanzania, #359
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Stone : Red Spinel
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #359
Design : Brilliant Pear (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Mahenge, Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.8 carat
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 8 x 10 x 5.5 mm
Price : RETURNED TO ORIGINAL OWNER

* See postscript comments at end.

Comments : This beauty is one of the finest red spinels that I have cut and is that very rare of beasts... a pure red spinel. To my eye, and believe me I have looked alot at this gem, I could not detect anything that I could definitively say was a secondary tone... in my opinion it is as pure red as a fire engine. If there are any secondary tones then they must be very subtle indeed because I cannot pick it. Naturally with a faceted gem as you move it around there are flashes of lighter and darker colour as the light bounces off the pavilion facets so I was especially looking at the flashes of the lighter red trying to see if there was any orange as I certainly couldn't detect any pink. I was thinking, when does light red become an orange, but again I couldn't pick anything that I could say with certainty was orange. But, having said all this, like a good scientist/gemcutter I have to allow for the fact that others might call it a red stone with a slight orange overtone, but geez, there's not much in it if there is. Perhaps better trained eyes then mine can spot it but I'd call this a red stone. (That's the best call I can make on the colour and as up front as I can be about it.)

As always, the pics do not do the gem any justice. If the pics suggest any orange or pink tones then that is the fault of the camera and my photography skills. Its very hard to capture the colour perfectly and I know that I haven't quite managed to do so here but I've done my best. :-) This is simply a stunning gemstone and if you think you've seen a red gems before, this will really show you what a red gem looks like!

The gem has some minor inclusions that are common to spinel but nothing that detracts from the visual beauty of the stone. It does seem to have a slight sleepiness about it as well that I find actually adds to its allure. I can't see any "silk" inside the gem so I figure its just the way the stone is.

Now, what really puts this gem firmly on the top shelf is how it looks at night... in one word, breathtaking! Under lights the colour looks even better then it does in the day and holds it pure red tone. Its bright and fiery and what's more, there is no extinction or "going dark"... it stays open, gloriously so! This is a sign of a top gem. I'd be finding any and every excuse to wear it out at night it if graced my fingers. :-)

This gem is being sold on behalf of the collector that I cut it for and as such the price is as marked... there is no discount on this gem. The collector personally sourced it from Mahenge, Tanzania. So in addition to its great colour it also has the right pedigree and Mahenge spinels, especially these pure reds, are becoming exceptionally hard to obtain. Very little good rough is coming out of this area now so this gem represents an excellent investment.

This is a beautiful, stunning gem, folks, plain and simple. Its one of those rare gems that will stop people in their tracks at first glance and you'll see people constantly trying to catch a better look at it. A top red spinel gemstone from Mahenge!

* This spinel was original described as "pure" red by myself in the original comments (which have been left intact above for reference) but after much discussion and evaluation with others the general concensus is that is it indeed a very intense red colour with a slight orange modifier and may well be classified as a "flame" spinel. Therefore I stand corrected. :-)

This spinel was sold to a customer but was returned because it was not the colour that was desired. It has since been returned to the original owner/collector.

Regarding the original price of $4200 AUD, it was also agreed that this red spinel represented an excellent investment opportunity. Suggested wholesale price per carat for a gem of this size, type and quality ranges from $1500 - $2250 USD (The GemGuide 2009). In addition, The GemGuide further notes that "The intensely coloured orangey-red variety of spinel known by the trade name "flame" may exceed GemGuide prices."

Red Spinel, Brilliant Pear, Mahenge, Tanzania, #359
Red Spinel, Brilliant Pear, Mahenge, Tanzania, #359
Red Spinel, Brilliant Pear, Mahenge, Tanzania, #359
Red Spinel, Brilliant Pear, Mahenge, Tanzania, #359
Red Spinel, Brilliant Pear, Mahenge, Tanzania, #359
Red Spinel, Brilliant Pear, Mahenge, Tanzania, #359
Red Spinel, Brilliant Pear, Mahenge, Tanzania, #359
Red Spinel, Brilliant Pear, Mahenge, Tanzania, #359
Red Spinel, Brilliant Pear, Mahenge, Tanzania, #359
Red Spinel, Brilliant Pear, Mahenge, Tanzania, #359
Red Spinel, Brilliant Pear, Mahenge, Tanzania, #359
Red Spinel, Brilliant Pear, Mahenge, Tanzania, #359
Red Spinel, Brilliant Pear, Mahenge, Tanzania, #359

 

Red Spinel, Round Brilliant, Mahenge, Tanzania, #360
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Stone : Red Spinel
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #360
Design : Round Brilliant
Origin : Mahenge, Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.3 carat
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 7.8 x 7.8 x 5.5 mm
Price : RETURNED TO ORIGINAL OWNER

Comments : This is a fabulous red spinel from the renown Mahenge deposits in Tanzania. The gem is a very similar red tone to #359 but is a fraction lighter in saturation (though not much) and it does have a very slight orange secondary tone. The impression is a predominately red stone though the orange is there if you look carefully.

The gem is cut in the classic round brilliant design and the size is perfect for a ring and should fit a standard size setting without any difficulty. This is a very fine gemstone. There is a small cloud-like inclusion just under the surface in the crown and several other minor inclusions that are common to spinel. I couldn't detect any silk and the stone doesn't seem to have the slight sleepiness of #359. The two stones, #359 and this one would make a good pairing because the colours are very similar. I can easily see one as a ring and the other a pendant all set against a fiery red dress! Dynamite!!! :-) At night this stone excels and doesn't "close up", remaining nice and open and not dark at all. A very fine example of a Mahenge red spinel.

This gem is being sold on behalf of the collector that I cut it for and as such the price is as marked... there is no discount on this gem. The collector personally sourced it from Mahenge, Tanzania.



Red Spinel, Round Brilliant, Mahenge, Tanzania, #360
Red Spinel, Round Brilliant, Mahenge, Tanzania, #360
Red Spinel, Round Brilliant, Mahenge, Tanzania, #360
Red Spinel, Round Brilliant, Mahenge, Tanzania, #360
Red Spinel, Round Brilliant, Mahenge, Tanzania, #360
Red Spinel, Round Brilliant, Mahenge, Tanzania, #360
Red Spinel, Round Brilliant, Mahenge, Tanzania, #360

 

Pinkish Purple Spinel, Mini-Mint, Mahenge, Tanzania, #361
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Stone : Pinkish Purple Spinel (Matched Pair)
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #361
Design : Mini-Mint
Origin : Mahenge, Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.1 carat each
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 6 x 6 x 4 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : These are a beautiful pair of Mahenge spinels. The have been cut as a matching pair and would be ideal for a pair of earings or studs. The size is calibrated and should easily fit any standard setting. One of the spinels is just a touch darker then the other. Both stones have some inclusions with one of them have a small veil that can be seen in the pic. In real life the veil and inclusions are not very noticable at all. The gems are bright and sparkly and at night are dazzling. A lovely pair of spinel gems.

Pinkish Purple Spinel, Mini-Mint, Mahenge, Tanzania, #361
Pinkish Purple Spinel, Mini-Mint, Mahenge, Tanzania, #361
Pinkish Purple Spinel, Mini-Mint, Mahenge, Tanzania, #361
Pinkish Purple Spinel, Mini-Mint, Mahenge, Tanzania, #361
Pinkish Purple Spinel, Mini-Mint, Mahenge, Tanzania, #361
Pinkish Purple Spinel, Mini-Mint, Mahenge, Tanzania, #361
Pinkish Purple Spinel, Mini-Mint, Mahenge, Tanzania, #361

 

 

 

 

 

 

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