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Spinels On The Block- Record Spinels Auctions

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:20:45 AM Asia/Bangkok

In 2015, Bonhams, a leading luxury auction house in London, set a record with the sale of a spinel that hadn’t been seen in 98 years. The plum-colored, 50.13-carat Hope Spinel from the renowned Hope Collection was last spotted at auction in 1917, where it sold for about US$ 120,000 in today’s currency. Bonhams expected the spinel to fetch around US$ 300,000: a bidding war brought the final price for the plum-colored stone to US $1.4 million – an unprecedented US$ 30,000 per carat. 

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AGTA, JA Add Spinel as Official August Birthstone

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 1:36:05 PM Asia/Bangkok

In June 2016 the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) and Jewellers of America (JA) added spinel as an official birthstone for the month of August. While this modern list of birthstones was devised during a meeting of the (American) National Association of Jewellers in Kansas City in 1912, ancient cultures have always believed in a connection between gemstones, the zodiac and the cosmos....

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