Spinel is the birthstone of August which comes in almost every color. It is rated 8.0 on the Mohs scale of hardness and has a vitreous luster. These stones are known to hold strong, active, and ambitious power that helps the wearer to achieve their goals. It symbolizes love, strength, passion, hope, and happiness.
In this article, you will know about the expensive Spinel necklaces and other jewelry which worth is millions.
The imperial mughal Spinel necklace weighs 1131.59 carats and it has 11 well polished red Spinels beads. Emperor Jahangir’s name is carved in two of the Spinels and one of it is engraved with three names - Emperors Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb. In 2011, this necklace was sold at an auction for $4.7 million.
This beautiful necklace features seven spinel beads that is tumbled and small two strand pearls. It also consists of a pear-shaped Emerald dropped mounted in gold. This gems in the necklace are not treated with anything.
The estimated price of this necklace was around 1 to 2 million and was sold for $3.01 million.
This two strand Imperial Moghul necklace features different gemstones in it. It consists of tumbled Spinel beads, different size natural pearls, diamonds of circular, briolette and rose cut, Emerald bead of 25.89 carats.
The necklace was sold for 1.9 million whose estimated price was around 1 million.
It of the beautiful necklace on this list which is made up of 7 Mughal engraved Spinel beads. It also features the rare, cultured pearl strand, and a small beryl finial mounted in gold. The necklace is of 53 cm and it was sold for 1.7 million.
This two strand necklace is a short necklace of 21 inches. It consist of tumbled small Spinel beads with two small pearls in between two Spinels on each strand. It was sold in Christie's auction in June 2019 for 1.03 million.
A "sarpech" is worn in the head of the king and prince as an ornament. This antique sarpech consist of diamond, Spinel, pearl, and enamel. It is 10.5 inches attached in 15 inches of strings. It was sold at Christie's auction for 1.2 million.
Although it is named as a Black Prince Ruby, it actually is a Spinel! it was gifted to Queen Victoria by East India Company in 1960. It weighs 352.5 carats that has several inscription written in Arabic.
It is a showpiece of the Russian Imperial Crown which stone was found in China by Chun Li. It was put on the crown for the great coronation of Catherine in 1762.
This ornament consists of gold, silver, Spinels, and diamonds. Although the exact worth of this beautiful ornaments is unknown, it surely is a valuable jewelry.
The Hope Spinel which weigh 50.13 is owned by Henry Philip Hope. It came from the very famous Kuh-i-Lal mine which is in Tajikistan. It was sold for 1.47 million where the per carat cost is $30,000.
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