Learn about Spinel

Spinel is often mistaken for ruby and many famous ‘rubies’ in crown jewels around the world are actually spinels. Spinel is now a treasured stone of its own with a hardness rating of 8 and is available in a wide range of colours. Red occurs from traces of chromium while blue spinel can contain cobalt. Spinel is primarily cut in cushion and oval shapes. Find out more....

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      6 Dec 2012
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    Coloured Engagement Rings and Purple Stones

    An article discussing the use of coloured gemstones in engagement rings and in particular purple stones.

    Alice Rochester 7 Dec 2011