The name spinel comes from the Latin word “spinella” meaning small thorn, in reference to its sharp crystals with very sharp edges. Due to its stunning red color, it has often been mistaken for ruby.
But there are also a wide variety of colors:
- BLACK SPINEL
Black Spinel is the most common form of this stone.
- SPINEL FANCY
Fancy means colorful. This Spinel Fancy offers a very beautiful variety of colors.
- LAVENDER SPINEL
Lavender Spinel offers a lavender violet color.
- BLUE SPINEL
A species of Spinel much sought after by all collectors.
- COBALT BLUE SPINEL
This name applies only to a type of Spinel with a cobalt blue color.
- PURPLE SPINEL
Purple Spinel is slightly more purple than Parma and pinker than Lavender.
- SPINEL PARMA
An incredibly attractive pink that delights all lovers of colorful jewelry.
- PINK SPINEL
Pink Spinel is one of the most purchased varieties of Spinel.