Spinel Ring (Lab Created Blue)
Lens Cut Created Blue Spinel Ring in 14 Karat White Gold by Strellman’s Dramatic Jewelry
Spinel occurs in almost every color, and forms gems of all colors. It is not a well known gem, although good specimens can attain very high prices. Bright red Spinel, known as Ruby Spinel, is the most valuable Spinel. In the past, there was no distinction between true Ruby and Ruby Spinel, as they look very similar and are found together in the same localities. (Nowadays, distinctions can be easily made through hardness and x-ray tests.) Many famous old “Rubies” were found to actually be Spinel. The famous Black Prince’s Ruby that forms the centerpiece of the royal crown of Great Britain was discovered to be a Spinel rather then a Ruby.