Posted on 27 May 2015
The great impostor of gemstone history: many famous rubies in crown jewels around the world are actually spinels. Fine spinels are now rarer than the rubies they used to imitate. Spinel is a durable gemstone that is perfect for all jewelry uses. It is most often faceted in oval, round, or cushion shapes and is not currently found in calibrated sizes due to its rarity.