Information on gemstones and crystals
Spinel has been used as a gemstone since antiquity and has been one of the favorite gems because of fantastic colors. Spinel colors are usually pink, red or violet.
Spinel exhibits special variations in color like chrome blue and intense wine red. Commercially the most valuable ones are pink and red varieties.
Spinel has always been a very important and sought after gemstone specially in Asia particularly in western parts of the continent.