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News about Spinel


Spinel is a beautiful gemstone that has historically been mistaken for Ruby. It wasn't until the late 19th century that spinel was finally noted as an entirely different gemstone. Its name comes from the Latin word "spinner" which means thorn, referring to its similarity to a rose bush thorn. Spinel tends to be very clean inside, far cleaner than the average ruby. This gem can be found in rich ruby reds, electrifying blues as well as a range of pinks, purples and greens. A red spinel is considered rarer than a ruby, while a black spinel can rival a diamond in luster. Spinel is very durable and a worthy-investment piece that will last a lifetime. Gem dealers prefer this beautiful gemstone, while several of the top jewelry houses in the world use it eagerly in their collections. Whether you're interested in expanding your collection or looking for a wonderful gift for a loved one, this Spinel selection will captivate you.