This earth mined spinel has a beautiful light pastel purple colour and a very intricate cut. This creates a sparkling gem that will surely catch the eye. Pastel colours are very popular right now, so why not grab this gem and create your own beautiful piece of jewelery.
Spinel is the great impostor of gemstone history: many famous rubies in crown jewels around the world are actually spinels. The most famous is the Black Prince’s ruby, a magnificent 170-carat red spinel that now adorns the Imperial State Crown of England in the British Crown Jewels. Recently gem quality spinels were also found in the marbles of Luc Yen (Vietnam), Mahenge and Matombo (Tanzania), Tsavo (Kenya) and in the gravels of Tunduru (Tanzania) and Ilakaka (Madagascar).