I have had this beautiful and rare spinel in my collection for many years. Lavender spinels from Vietnam are some of my favorite gemstones. They have a soft yet vibrant color and many of them change color depending on the lighting. This spinel weighs 1.12 Carats and is cut into a pear shape that measures 9.34 x 5.80 x 3.0mm. The color shifts from a lavender purple in incandescent lighting to a more blue color when outdoors. This particular gem is clean even under a 10x loupe which is not very common at all for this material.