Appearance of single Jedi spinels from Burma on the market have attracted a lot of attention of gem lovers public recently. It shows beautiful colors and internal shine. As a rule, weight of such gems does not exceed 2 carats.
A worthy romantic pink gemstone is suitable for creating world-class women’s jewelry. Pink spinel surrounded by white diamonds is especially amazing.
The most famous source is located in the Pamirs, Tajikistan. Pamir pink spinel is good due to a pure light pink shade, without additional tones. This is valuable because of the closely of the color of such spinel to the tone of the pink diamond: a bit cool, not bright, but not pale. Among other places of mining are Vietnam, Burma, Tanzania. Stones from Tanzania (Mahenge) can reach juicy neon red-pink. An untrained eye may consider such a stones as synthetics.
Avoid violet, orange shades, they affect the declining values of pink spinel.
Orange is a rare color for this mineral, it may mix with red or yellow shades. In cut stones it appear fresh and juicy and have lovely play.
Blue spinel is one of the most valuable varieties of the mineral. If the color of the sample is caused by impurities of cobalt, the commercial variety will be referred as “cobalt” spinel. Color range is from dark blue to bright neon and light blue. Often, blue spinel can have a grayish or violet tint, and even have a slightly color change effect depending on the type of lighting. Excessive darkness of blue color serves as a price-reducing factor, therefore, when choosing spinel, we recommend that you avoid dark stones.
Light blue neon spinel is usually associated with the Luk-Yen field of mining in Vietnam. Due to its rarity, blue neon spinel of this origin is an object of hunting for collectors of minerals and gems.
The pleasant purple color of the mineral, sometimes with a small content of pink or steel gray, looks elegant and delicate in jewelry. In light lilac and lavender specimens, the play of color on the faces – dispersion – is beautifully revealed.
Black and Gray
Black spinel is an inexpensive common semi-precious stone, generously used in silver jewelry, beads and jewelry. This variety is interesting in that in cut it looks like a black diamond. It happens from gray transparent to black opaque, the carefully polished black variety has excellent gloss.