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  • 7 RARE LARGEST BURMESE AAAA BRIGHT STRAWBERRY RED SPINEL 4.9-7mm BEADS 9.05cts

    7 RARE LARGEST BURMESE AAAA BRIGHT STRAWBERRY RED SPINEL 4.9-7mm BEADS 9.05cts

    $84.24
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    The Natural & Excellent Color, Cut & Glow Are Spectacular! Very Rare & Coveted Indeed! Exquisite Rare 100% Natural Color, Vivid Strawberry RED Pink. Highest Mirror Polished Smooth Rondelles. Transluce...
  • Deep Red Spinel 2.95cts. SI1

    Deep Red Spinel 2.95cts. SI1

    $16.00
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    Spinel 2.95cts, SI1 10.01 x 7.90 x 4.32mm Good Luster Luster Grades: * Good * Very Good * Very, Very Good * Excellent No returns. Shipping within USA only. I will combine shipping $6.00 for 2 items an...
  • 1.40ct. FINE BURMA RED SPINEL I.F UNTREATED GLOWING SUPERIOR RED

    1.40ct. FINE BURMA RED SPINEL I.F UNTREATED GLOWING SUPERIOR RED

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    1.40ct. MOGOK REGION OF MYANMAR BURMA RED SPINEL GLORIOUS RED GEM!! Fits 7x5mm emerald shape semi mount 7x4.8x5mm No enhancements Red Burmese as fine as this can go for thousands a carat!!! Price is c...
  • rare fire RED Spinel gem Mogok Burma Natural FLUORESCENT untreated Burmese rsp08

    rare fire RED Spinel gem Mogok Burma Natural FLUORESCENT untreated Burmese rsp08

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    AMAZING COLOR! It is all natural and untreated. It fluoresces under a black light. This would make a great addition to your rare gem or mineral collection- but this are perfect for accent stones in cu...
  • Deep Red Spinel 1.55cts. IF

    Deep Red Spinel 1.55cts. IF

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    Deep Red Spinel 1.55cts, IF 8.39 x 6.05 x 3.44mm Good Luster Luster Grades: * Good * Very Good * Very, Very Good * Excellent No returns. Shipping within USA only. I will combine shipping $6.00 for 2 i...

About Spinels

Spinel red. "Spinel blue." Doesn't quite capture the depth and richness of shade and tone like "ruby red" or "sapphire blue" do, right? Well, if your naked eye can tell the difference between spinel and ruby or sapphire, perhaps a lucrative career in the gemstone business awaits you. Merchants in the trade have confused these gem minerals for over a millennia, because the differences are so slight that one large spinel stone found itself mistaken for a ruby in the British Imperial State Crown and another for a ruby in one of Queen Victoria's necklaces. Spinel can occur in nearly identical shades of red and blue as ruby and sapphire, and it also comes from the same rocks in the exact same geographical locations as these precious gemstones. It's little wonder then that confusion has persisted for so long. However, spinel remains less hard, features different crystal shapes, and costs much less than ruby and sapphire do. To get the same rich color and luster of ruby and sapphire for a fraction of the price, shop for new spinel stones on eBay. Unless others want to inspect your jewels with a microscope, it?s likely that no one will know the difference.