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How to Buy Spinel

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When it comes to color choice, spinel has a variety of choices, with some being rarer than others. The most desirable is red spinel, followed by cobalt blue, hot pink, and then vivid orange. The stones that are more affordable are paler in color, like lavender. Spinel also appears in black, violet blue, greenish blue, grayish, pale pink, mauve, yellow or brown.

Spinel that is devoid of inclusions to the eye is most valuable, although some inclusions can be quite beautiful, reflecting the gemstone’s octahedral crystal growth.

The spinel is a hard and durable gem and can be found in various cuts like octagons, trillions, squares, rounds and fancy shapes, like ovals, pears, and cushions. This makes spinel ideal for almost any type of jewelry!

Look for an AGS-certified jeweler near you and they’ll help you choose a colorful spinel to add to your jewelry wardrobe or learn more about other birthstones.