• In 1783, Mineralogist Jean Baptiste Louis Rome de Lisle identified the difference between the rubies and spinel minerals. 
  • The Spinel gemstones range in a variety of colours such as pink, blue, purple and black, with the reds (flame spinel) being the most famous amongst them all.
  • Spinel have been discovered from the marbles of Lục Yên District (Vietnam), Mahenge and Matombo (Tanzania), Tsavo (Kenya) and in the gravels of Tunduru (Tanzania) and Ilakaka (Madagascar).
  • The famous 14th century Black Prince’s Ruby in the British Imperial Crown features a red spinel and not a ruby. 
  • Spinel is the Birthstone for August. It is also the gem for the 22nd Anniversary and 65th Anniversary (Blue Spinel).
  • Spinel gemstones are used to set aside egos and become devoted to another person. It is said to be a stone that encourages great passion and builds physical energy.

  • If you need some inspiration for the ultimate meaningful birthday gift, 
  • Gemworld Limited has a beautiful range of Spinel gemstones available!
  • If you would like something in particular and don’t see it on our site please don’t hesitate to contact us, as we may have it in our offices abroad.

  1. Spinel Recerse Pair Cushions 1.31 / 1.27 cts fspin 31/32
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