Spinel is a gemstone that comes in many colours, the most valued being red. Other colours include pink, blue, orange and even black. It has been described as a stone appreciated by custom jewellers and collectors. As a durable, comparatively hard gemstone often of good clarity and brilliance, it’s certainly one that appeals to me.
This one has hints of lilac-grey and lots of sparkle. I saw it and had to take it home with me.
Find out how to use this gemstone in a custom made jewellery creation.
Notes from History & Associated Folklore
A well facetted spinel can produce the brilliance and fire of a diamond.
Spinel has been considered as a mineral to renew energy and provide encouragement when dealing with difficult tasks. Its energy is one of beauty. Known also as a stone of immortality, it is thought to rejuvenate and bring freshness to all endeavours.
A stone with good hardness; in line with sapphire and ruby, this is a stone of longevity which remains intact over time.