is a hard stone that works great in any type of jewelry.
of its rarity, spinel is not a well-known stone.
color ranges from light lavender and pink to hot pink
and deep red.
while not well known in its own right, slipped into history
as famous rubies, including
the Black Prince Ruby found in the British Crown Jewels.
Spinel is rated an 8 in hardness and is quite tough, which
increases its ability to mimic ruby. Spinel ranges in
color from light lavender and pink to hot pink and deep
red. The stone is certainly beautiful enough to stand
on its own merit. Interestingly, spinel is more rare than
the ruby it sometimes imitates, but the price stays low
because not many people know about its beauty and usability