This is one of the rarest and most sought-after gemstones - and one of the most beautiful! This gemstone is a beautiful medium blue color change (to light purple) spinel. This gemstone changes color from medium blue (in daylight and LED) to light purple in candlelight and incandescent lighting. It's a rare occurrence for gemstones to change color with different lighting - some sapphires will change also. The most famous gemstones to change color are alexandrites, but there are also color change garnets (we have many of them!), diaspores and tourmalines. We love the rarest and most beautiful gemstones in the world - and love to make beautiful jewelry out of them.
We put this ring in one of our newest setting designs with stunning large, colorless and clear tapered baguette diamonds on each side of the spinel that wrap around the curve of the band, all in 18K white gold. We even put round diamonds on the setting basket, just because we wanted you to see sparkling design perfection from every angle.
Size 6.5 (Easily sizable - we offer complementary sizing on our rings)
Solid 18K white gold
Clarity/Color: VVS-VS/F (colorless)
Weight: .88 tcw (approx)
Shape/Cut: Tapered Baguette and round
Weight: 3.136 carats
Size (L x W x D): 8.99 x 7.25 x 5.61 mm
Shape/Cut: Cushion, brilliant
Color: Medium cobalt blue
Origin: Ceylon (Ratnapura, Sri Lanka)
Treatment: None - no heat/no treatment
'Designed & made by women for women'
What exactly is a Spinel?
Spinels are 100 times rarer than Rubies and Sapphires, yet less expensive (because most of the world still doesn't know about these rare beauties!). The minerals that comprise Spinel are very similar to Rubies and Sapphires (Corundum), in fact, Spinels are always found in the mines growing right next to Rubies and Sapphires. Spinels are hard and sparkly and make fantastic gemstones in jewelry to be worn everyday - with a lot of Bling! They have been mistaken for Rubies and Sapphires for centuries - they are even in the Crown Jewels of England, i.e., The Black Prince's Ruby - which is actually a large red Spinel. They come in a wide range of beautiful colors, just like sapphires. They are also similar to Sapphires in hardness (8 on the Mohs' Scale) yet half the price. This is a real find! We bought this large gemstone from the mines in Ceylon - for your collection!
Legend and Lore*:
Spinel is said to be a stone of revitalization, and can re-energize. This makes it an excellent stone for workaholics. It is said to help release your stress and anxieties, and replenish your low energy levels. It is supposed to bring you inspiration and new hope. Some say the energies of this stone will help you find new ways of thinking and give you the strength to face life’s challenges while making you more persistent and determined not to crumble under pressure, and it will help you look forward to the future when this difficult period is over.
It is said to open your chakras because of its extensive color range, and stimulate kundalini energies to travel up your spine.
Spinel is said to enhance all the positive sides of your personality, and help you achieve success with humility, while helping you accept your failures with optimism. The folklore suggests this stone will align your physical, emotional, and etheric bodies and remove all the blockages that are preventing a smooth energy flow, while promoting physical vitality and ease all signs of exhaustion in your body, heart, mind, and spirit.
*The information provided above is for entertainment purposes only. It is based on centuries of folklore, well before the age of modern medicine. It is not meant as actual medical information or advice in any way.