|Gemstone type||Natural Spinel|
|Gemstone weight(ct)||0.8 carat|
|Modern Gem Item #||SP38193|
|Side stones type:||Natural Diamonds & Pink Natural Sapphires|
|Approx total carat weight||0.30 carat | 0.5 carat|
|Stones shape / cut||Round|
|Metal Type||18K Yellow Gold|
|Chian Length||42 cm|
Spinel came from the Green word "spark'. Many scholars have also believed the name came from the Latin word "Spinella, " which translates as thorn or spine in modern English, referring to the sharp points of its crystals.
Natural Spinel comes in a host of hues, from the famous red to vibrant pink, intense orange, and all shades of blue and purple to even leaving out violet through to the mouthwatering bluish green. Vivid reds and pinks are caused by the presence of Chromium in the mineral—the more chromium presence in the mineral, the more vibrant the red hue.
Natural Spinels can be found in Afghanistan, Burma(Myanmar), Cambodia, Brazil, Russia, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Thailand. Natural Spinels are very durable gemstones with an impressive hardness of 80 on the Mohs Hardness Scale and can be cut in many shapes and sizes.
• Mineral: Spinel
• Colour: Red, Orange, Pink, Purple, Blue, Black
• Refractive Index: 1.718
• Specific gravity: 3.60
• Moh hardness: 8
BIRTHSTONE & ANNIVERSARIES:
Spinels are part of the recently added gemstones to the birthstone chart. Spinel is the birthstone for all August Borns, sharing the month with the lush green Peridot and Sardonyx. This remarkable gemstone has long been mistaken for Ruby by ancient emperors and monarchs. It is known that many rubies in ancient history were spinels.
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