Steel Blue Spinel and Diamond Ring 18K
A brilliant 'steel blue' spinel gemstone is surrounded by shimmering round-cut diamonds. Crafted from solid 18-karat white gold, this split shank ring is elegant and sophisticated.
Weight: 3.1 carats
Size (LxWxD): 8.0 x 8.0 x 7.5 mm
Shape/Cut: Square Cushion, Brilliant
Origin: Sri Lanka
Color: Steel Blue with Bright Red and Blue Sparks
Treatment: None (unheated/untreated)
Metal: 18K solid white gold
Accents: 51 Diamonds
Weight: 1.02 tcw
Shape/Cut: Round/brilliant full cut (57 facets each)
Clarity/Color: VS/G (new colorless)
Size: 6.5 (free sizing)
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.