Spinel is a very hard and durable gemstone and it certainly does provide plenty of sparkle and brilliance. They are lovely with yellow gold that complements the beauty of the stone more so than silver. It comes in an attractive array of colors from the most expensive pink to red, orange, violet, blue, black and brown.
Now treasured for its own sake, spinel is becoming the hot new gem with an ancient heritage. Most likely, the most famous and largest (170 carats) is know as the Black Prince Ruby which is now set the front center of the British Imperial State Crown. Also known as the balas ruby, they appear in almost every royal collection from India, Iran, Russia and more. The most outstanding spinel are from Burma. Other sources of the gem are Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Thailand, Afghanistan, Madagascar and yes, Ontario, Canada.
It is said that spinel is a stone of revitalization and can stimulate all the chakras. It can reduce fatique and helps the body recover from illness or trauma. As a stone of new hope, it can be a catalyst for inspiration. As a stone of victory, it can inspire one to accept challenges and increase endurance and persistence.
Whether your fascination with gems is their beauty, rarity, durability, metaphysical properties or history, spinel offers an affordable and beautiful choice. You can see more on our website on the Black and Mystic Spinel page.
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