Spinel deserves its place on the crown It was mistaken for a ruby on the crown of England and its reputation suffered for this. Although less rare than ruby you cannot argue the beauty of its clarity and its extraordinary colours. Rubies that can be compared to spinel are much more expensive.
"Colour, clarity and cuts are the evaluating criteria for this gemstone. These gemstones are rarely imitated and undergo few treatments, how nice!"
Purple red Spinel, oval cut, 2.08 ct
Little known stone but from the beautiful colors that in the best specimens marry an exceptional purity, Spinel is not lacking in enthusiastic amateurs. This...
Price: € 428,00
Cushion-cut violet spinel, 3.26 ct
Even if spinels are generally associated to red hue, there are some gorgeous and unique varieties such us this violet spinel with intense, deep and...
Price: € 395,00
Cushion-cut red spinel, 1.21 ct
Good example of precious and rare red spinel, with exceptionally clear crystal. The cushion-cut emphasises gem’s weight in carat and it is suitable for every...
Price: € 285,00
Cushion-cut red spinel, 2.63 ct
Beautiful spinel of a refined peony red hue: one of the finest and most valuable specimens. The elegant well-made cushion cut and the natural crystal...
Price: € 565,00
Oval cut purple-pink spinel, 1.41 ct
Beautiful deep purple-pink spinel, enhanced by its bright clear crystal and high-quality oval cut. The perfect choice for an original jewel as its colour hue...
Price: € 296,00
Cushion-cut red spinel, 2.79 ct
Red spinel is one of the rarest variety in its species. This beautiful gemstone presents high quality features: great colour saturation, a clear and bright crystal...
Price: € 375,00
Spinel is an unusual gemstone. For centuries the red variety was mistaken for ruby, so much so that some of the largest and famous “rubies”, like the “Black Prince” ruby in the Crown’s Jewels of England are in fact spinels.Although its rarity is comparable to ruby one, today its value is much lower: almost a revenge for its murky past.
When commonly referring to the spinel you think of red, however this gemstone presents in other colours ranging from blue to light pink or purple.
Spinel colours are always natural as this gemstone does not commonly undergo treatments and this is what makes it a great value gemstone, a worthy substitute for ruby or sapphire.Burmese quality red is the most vivid in nature. Spinel with cobalt traces is blue and is extremely rare.
Its hardness, equal to 8 on the Mohs scale, makes it suitable for any type of jewellery.