Spinel Gemstone is a favourite of gem collectors and gemstone dealers, treasured on account of its brilliance, hardness, and wide range of spectacular colours.
Spinel rough is idea for starters or professional cutters as good clean stones can be cut at a resonable price.
The word “spinel” originated from the Greek word “spark,” referring to its fiery red colour. Generally red, Spinel also comes in a range of natural colours such as orange, brown, yellow, violet, blue, purple, green, pink, and black, and including every mixture of colours in between.
One of the most spectacular gemstone colours in the gemstone world is spinel’s vivid hot pink with a tinge of orange, which is mined in Burma. Cobalt spinels are spinels that come in beautiful blues. Spinel deposits that are found with rubies and sapphires are mainly found in Myanmar, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Other places spinels are found are Afghanistan, Brazil, Australia, Nepal, Madagascar, Tadzhikistan, Nigeria, and the US.
For many centuries, spinel was commonly mistaken for rubies or sapphires. The two most famous large “rubies” are the Black Prince’s Ruby and the Timur Ruby in the British Imperial State Crown, which are actually a brilliant, 170-carat red Spinel and a 352-carat red Spinel, respectively. The confusion between rubies and spinel is not surprising, since they are both mined in the gem gravels of Burma and Sri Lanka. Both have similar properties of hardness, durability, vivid colours, and brilliance.
Natural Spinel is the birthstone for April. The chemical composition for Spinel is MgA12O4 magnesium aluminium oxide and the hardness is 8 on the Mohs scale.
The mystical properties of Spinel are said to include refining clarity of thought and creative ideas, as well as attracting the help needed for any situation. The physical and healing property associated with Spinel is high energy, both in providing body energy and healing physical energy blockages. It has a calming effect for all forms of inflammation, such as neuritis.
Spinel gemstone is also thought to help speed recovery from all diseases related to the movement of bones, joints, and muscles. Its magical properties include protective energy, the element of fire, and the power of energy and money.
Red Spinel is most successful on the 1st, Root or the Base Chakra; blue Spinel is most successful on the 6th, Third Eye or Brow Chakra; and violet on the 7th, or Crown Chakra and black Spinel.
Due to the reasonable price of Spinel gemstone factories cut and supply volume Spinel as loose gemstones to gemstone wholesalers as Spinel value is good as is used in Spinel jewelry and mostly Spinel rings as natural gemstone.