One of the rarest and most beautiful gemstones, spinel was confused with ruby and other gems for much of its history. In fact the Black Prince’s Ruby in the British Crown Jewels is in truth a spinel. It comes in a variety of colours, the most popular being red, pink, purple and blue.
Natural spinel should not be confused with synthetic spinel, which is a man-made stone often used to imitate birthstones.
Spinel is a very hard and durable gemstone that is excellent in all types of jewellery. It has no treatments.