Spinel

Spinel is a captivating gemstone cherished for its wide range of colors, including vibrant red, pink, blue, and black. It often resembles other precious stones, like rubies or sapphires, leading to historical confusion. Spinel is durable, scoring 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale, suitable for various jewelry applications.

Its captivating beauty and versatility have made it a sought-after gemstone in the world of jewelry design.

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Ash Grey Spinel 2.33ct - 9x7mm (SP0461)

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Spinel price per carat $115.03
$268.03

Mauve Purple Spinel 1.90ct - 9x7mm (SP0454)

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Spinel price per carat $172.74
$328.20

Mauve Purple Spinel 2.43ct (SP0451)

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Spinel price per carat $143.50
$348.71

Mauve Purple Spinel 3.70ct (SP0444)

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Spinel price per carat $258.72
$957.25

Mauve Purple Spinel 4.74ct - Pair (SP0438)

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Spinel price per carat $152.62
$723.41

Mauve Purple Spinel 5.25ct - 9x7mm Pair (SP0437)

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Spinel price per carat $201.09
$1,055.71

Mauve Purple Spinel 6.04ct - Pair (SP0436)

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Spinel price per carat $139.24
$841.01

Metallic Grey Spinel 3.26ct (SP0434)

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Spinel price per carat $437.10
$1,424.94

Grape Purple Spinel 3.22ct - 10x8mm (SP0418)

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Spinel price per carat $47.14
$151.79

Metallic Grey Spinel 1.27ct - 8x6mm (SP0412)

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Spinel price per carat $81.83
$103.93

Metallic Grey Spinel 1.15ct (SP0408)

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Spinel price per carat $101.08
$116.24

Grape Purple Spinel 1.57ct - 8x6mm (SP0406)

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Spinel price per carat $72.29
$113.50

Mauve Purple Spinel 1.57ct - 8x6mm (SP0404)

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Spinel price per carat $78.39
$123.08

Metallic Grey Spinel 2.20ct - 9x7mm (SP0399)

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Spinel price per carat $144.83
$318.63

Metallic Grey Spinel 1.57ct (SP0397)

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Spinel price per carat $94.94
$149.06

Mauve Purple Spinel 1.62ct (SP0396)

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Spinel price per carat $99.61
$161.36

Metallic Grey Spinel 1.42ct - 8x6mm (SP0390)

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Spinel price per carat $239.79
$340.51

Metallic Grey Spinel 1.36ct - 6mm (SP0389)

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Spinel price per carat $254.40
$345.98

Metallic Grey Spinel 3.03ct (SP0388)

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Spinel price per carat $244.16
$739.82

Silver Grey Spinel 3.82ct - 7mm (SP0380)

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Spinel price per carat $521.94
$1,993.82

Red Spinel 1.72ct (SP0379)

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Spinel price per carat $2,127.58
$3,659.43

Red Spinel 2.11ct (SP0378)

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Spinel price per carat $1,403.15
$2,960.64

Red Spinel 2.29ct (SP0377)

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Spinel price per carat $1,555.61
$3,562.34

Red Spinel 3.49ct - 7mm (SP0375)

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Spinel price per carat $3,316.48
$11,574.52

LEARN MORE ABOUT SPINEL

Spinel is a captivating gemstone with a rich history and unique characteristics. Here's a comprehensive overview of spinel, covering its attributes, value, sources, properties, colors, and care

 

SPINEL ATTRIBUTES

Mineral Spinel
Chemistry MgAl2O4
Color Red, Pink, Blue, Grey
Refractive Index 1.718
Birefringence none
Specific Gravity 3.60
Mohs Hardness 8.0
 

Spinel Value

Spinel is valued for its beauty, durability, and wide range of colors. Neon red spinel is exceptionally rare and highly prized among collectors. Spinel has been used in high-end jewelry by renowned designers such as Bulgari, Chopard, and Piaget. It has historical significance and can be found in British crown jewels, including the Cullinan Diamond set in the Sovereign's Sceptre with Cross.

 

Spinel Colors

• Spinel is available in a variety of colors, with the most popular being:
• Red spinel: Often mistaken for ruby, red spinel has a long history of being used as a gemstone.
• Blue spinel: Highly valued for its rarity and cobalt blue color.
• Pink spinel: A more affordable option for pink gemstone enthusiasts.
• Grey spinel: Gaining popularity as a versatile and affordable alternative to diamonds, with shades from pale grey to charcoal.

 

Spinel Sources

Spinel is found in various locations worldwide, including Myanmar, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Madagascar. Myanmar spinel is typically deep red or pink, Afghan spinel is lighter in hue, and Tanzanian spinel exhibits a range of colors from pale pink to rich crimson. Research and knowledge of the stone's origins and treatments are essential when purchasing spinel.

 

Spinel Properties

Spinel is known for its high luster, clarity, and brilliance. Its hardness (Mohs scale rating of 8) and resistance to scratches make it suitable for everyday wear. Spinel is often used as an affordable alternative to diamonds, sapphires, and rubies in jewelry.

 

Spinel Care


To care for spinel, regular cleaning is recommended to remove dirt and debris. Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals or cleaners, as they can damage the stone's surface and diminish its brilliance. Spinel is relatively hard but can still be susceptible to breakage if not handled carefully.