Spinel Gemstones is your destination for single faceted gemstones. In the
category you will find loose Spinel gemstones that have been sourced and
sometimes cut by our own verified sellers.
Spinel is one of the newest gemstones to hit the market. It has been around
for centuries but until recently it was impossible to correctly identify them.
Spinel gemstones are usually found in the same deposits as Ruby and
Sapphire. Since these gemstones look almost identical it was impossible to
differentiate them. One of the world’s best known Rubies, The Black Princes
Ruby, is actually a huge Spinel gemstone.
When buying loose Spinel gemstones, look for stones that are eye clean and
well cut. Inclusions in Spinel gemstones that are visible to the naked eye will
greatly reduce it’s value. The most common inclusions inside Spinel gemstones
are actually tiny little Spinel crystals.
Spinel gemstones come in any different colors including Red, Pink and blue.
The pink and red Spinel gemstones from Mahenge Tanzania and Burma and the most
highly sought after.
For a truly rare stone, look for Cobalt blue Spinel gemstones. It is one of
the few naturally occurring blue gemstones and there are no known treatments
for this stone or any other Spinel.
The main sources for Spinel gemstones are Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan,
Thailand and almost anywhere that Ruby and Sapphire is found.