|STAR OF THE FUTURE... THE SPINEL
There are a great many different types of gemstones out there. The choice is vast. You could spend a lot of time researching and reading hundreds of different articles. So we have decided to let you in on a little secret. A gemstone that ticks all the boxes, and more. It's just our personal choice of course, and if you already have a preference that's fine.
It's based on common sense and a little knowledge gained from working inside the gem world. So, what gemstone would I recommend to a buyer who wants a beautiful stone, a stone that people will notice and admire, but also a stone that is a smart investment for the future?
The answer is a Spinel. "But why?"
Chances are that you haven't even heard of a Spinel Gemstone. So first, check out the pictures and you will see what a truly beautiful gem it is.
From an aesthetic point of view it is a real looker!
"Is there a large choice of colors?"
Spinel comes in many different colors, pink, blue, green, black, orange, purple plus a large choice in between. There is also a lovely range of fine pastel colors too. To be more precise Spinel offers the largest choice of pastel colors in any gemstone.
"Is the quality any good?"
Not only are you spoilt for choice but the quality of the Spinel gemstone is amazing. Indeed many in-the-know buy Spinel instead of Sapphire or Rubies!
"This sounds too good to be true... is Spinel treated in any way?"
Unlike many other gemstones Spinel is completely untreated.
As an investment, being able to purchase a precious gemstone such as emerald, ruby or sapphire that is untreated in anyway is not easy. It is also usually expensive. At the moment, Spinel is most definitely undervalued.
Going forward as untreated stones become more scarce the value of Spinel can only rise.
But wait... it gets better...
"Okay... but it must be very expensive... right?"
"But is it any good for everyday jewelry?"
Due to its hardness, Spinel is perfect for any type of jewelry. If you intend to wear the jewel every day, that's fine. Spinel has a Mohs hardness of 8, Diamond has a 10, so you can see this is a durable gem.
"So, where's the catch?"
There isn't one!
But Spinel is still quite a little secret. There isn't a lot of Spinel available on the market and it may be that those who know about it, like to keep it to themselves. When it does show up, they buy it quickly.
However, we at GemSelect.com are very lucky indeed. We get a regular supply of Spinel because we are based smack bang in the middle of the busiest sector of gemstone activity in South East Asia, right here, in Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Now you know about it too. It's really up to you...
- First Published: December-15-2011
- Last Updated: December-16-2011
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