This statement ring is handcrafted from solid 18K yellow gold and features two rows of full-cut (57 facets each), colorless diamonds to complete the stunning design. The center stone is a natural, unheated blue spinel.
Natural Blue Spinel
Weight: 4.23 carats
Size (LxWxD): 10.3 x 8.4 x 5.9 mm
Shape/Cut: Elongated Cushion, Brilliant
Color: Cobalt Blue
Origin: Mae Sai, Thailand
Treatment: None (unheated)
Metal: 18K Yellow Gold
Shape/Cut: Round, Brilliant, Full Cut (57 facets each)
Weight: .60 tcw (approx)
Size: 6.5 (free sizing)
Okay – 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 with Rubies and Sapphires. Spinels are hard and sparkly and make fantastic gemstones in jewelry - 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.