Black Spinel Gemstones Spinel is a natural gemstone that occurs in many different colors, such as red, blue, pink, purple and black. For centuries it was mistaken for ruby and gained undeserved fame. Today fine red spinel is more rare than ruby but less valuable. That looks like a delayed revenge for its unlucky past. Its name derivation is also ambiguous. Experts are undecided whether it derives from the Greek word for "spark" or the Latin for "thorn". Due to its excellent hardness (8 on the Mohs scale) and high clarity spinel produces fine jewelry. Spinel is never treated in any way and continues to be a great substitute for ruby and sapphire as well as an outstanding stone in its own right. Black spinel is available in various sizes, cuts and shapes, and is suitable for any jewelry design. Black spinel makes excellent cufflinks, brooches, earrings, necklace pendants and rings. For those looking for an affordable and beautiful black gemstone, spinel is a great choice. From this page, you can filter the results further by using the left-hand menu. For instance, you can shop by gem shape. Using the check boxes at the top, results can be narrowed even further by faceted or cabochon gems. By using the top menu, you can search by origin, carat weight, size, price and other factors, to enable you to find the exact gemstone that you are looking for. All items are in stock and ready to ship.
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Overall Rating -> 10
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I love gemselect and I have bought a fair amount from them. The only complaint I have is not being able to save gems. I have a lot of projects so i am in the market for a lot of different gems and it's so disappointing to have to delete them all just to purchase one or two that I have saved in my cart.