Spinel is perhaps one of the most underappreciated gems in the history. Not even recognised until the 18th century as a separate gem species. It was commonly mistaken for ruby and sapphire before testing methods were established. Many famous Royal gems turned out to be spinels, when finally tested. In this ironic way, it helped ruby and sapphire in becoming popular.
Spinel gemstones are being mined in many places: Burma, Viet Nam, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and many others. They come in most colours but pure yellow and green are rather unheard of. Recently spinel started gaining momentum, after new and very attractive varieties were discovered. Once the glowing hot pink Mahenge stones and vivid cobalt blue spinels of Luc Yen reached the market. They pushed boundaries of what colour was thought to be possible in natural gems. Such hues are certainly making an impression on the buyers and prices are rising steadily.
View cart “Red Spinel Oval 1.08ct” has been added to your cart.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.