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Natural Spinel Gemstones and Custom Spinel Jewelry.

Featured Spinel limited-time offers. Only 298 gems left.

Natural Spinel Single Cushion 2.080 CTS
Spinel Single Cushion Eye clean

Cushion, 7.80 MM X 6.90 MM, 2.080 CTS, Eye clean,

NOW ONLY USD 500.76
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Natural Spinel Single Trillion 3.610 CTS
Spinel Single Trillion Slightly included

Trillion, 10.10 MM X 10.50 MM, 3.610 CTS, Slightly included,

NOW ONLY USD 1339.20
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Natural Spinel Single Cushion 1.150 CTS
Spinel Single Cushion Eye clean

Cushion, 7.00 MM X 5.50 MM, 1.150 CTS, Eye clean,

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Natural Spinel Single Cushion 2.660 CTS
Spinel Single Cushion Eye clean

Cushion, 10.80 MM X 6.00 MM, 2.660 CTS, Eye clean,

NOW ONLY USD 1308.72
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Natural Spinel Single Oval 1.640 CTS
Spinel Single Oval Eye clean

Oval, 7.90 MM X 6.10 MM, 1.640 CTS, Eye clean,

NOW ONLY USD 547.56
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Natural Spinel Single Cushion 1.030 CTS
Spinel Single Cushion Slightly included

Cushion, 5.70 MM X 5.70 MM, 1.030 CTS, Slightly included,

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What is Spinel?

Before the advent of modern gemological techniques, red Spinels and Rubies were confused for hundreds of years. In fact, many famous rubies in crown jewels around the world are actually spinels. Spinel is a magnesium aluminum oxide that crystallizes in the cubic system while ruby is an aluminum oxide that crystallizes hexagonally. In ancient times, red spinel was often known under the name "Balas Ruby", a name devised most probably from Balascia or Badakhshan in Northen India where the earliest gemstones came from.

Vivid red and cobalt blue are considered to be the most expensive colors for spinel and faceted stones over 3 carat in weight are always a rarity. The best red spinels are from Tanzania or Burma but almost all of the large stones are from Tanzania. The finest spinels are actually a highly saturated pinkish or orangey red and very few stones are pure red. The colors of the top Tanzanian stones are so vivid that they appear to glow even in ordinary daylight. Pure colorless natural spinel is very rare and natural white spinels always show a trace of pink. Star spinels are found occasionally and they may display either four or six rays depending on their orientation. While Spinels with a strong color change are extremely rare, stones that display a blue to violet color shift are more available.

Because of its hardness, high brilliance, and wide range of spectacular colors, spinel is a favorite among collectors and connoisseurs. Spinel is also popular because it is not known to be treated in any way. With a hardness of 8 and no cleavage planes, spinel is a tough and durable gemstone suitable for any kind of jewelry.

Looking for one of a kind custom spinel jewelry piece?

Custom spinel jewelry at David Wein

Please find your spinel jewelry or visit our online jewelry workshop. Our approach to custom jewelry highlights the qualities of each individual gemstone to create a personalized design that enhances and respects the integrity of the stone.

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Call now 1-310-594-5101 in USA or drop us an email and we will get back to you within 6 hours.

Spinel
2.080 CTS
Spinel
3.610 CTS
Spinel
1.150 CTS
Spinel
2.660 CTS
Spinel
1.640 CTS
Spinel
1.030 CTS
Spinel
2.240 CTS
Spinel
1.170 CTS
Spinel
2.810 CTS
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1.430 CTS

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