Know your gemstones — Spinel Gemstone

Spinel Gemstone

Sri Lanka is the world’s second largest supplier of this gemstone next to Myanmar. Spinel has become more popular in the past two decades and the prices have been increasing as the demand easily exceeds the supply.  Spinel in Sri Lanka ranges from Ruby Red, Pink, Orange, Reddish Brown, Purple, Blue, Bluish Green, Mauve to Colorless. These exhibit similar resemblances to the Corundum varieties especially in respect of Pink, Red, Orangish Red, Blue and Mauve. However, Corundum and Spinel are two different groups of gemstones with different chemical compositions and qualities. Mineral:   spinel Chemistry: MgAl2O4 Color: red, orange, pink, purple, blue, black...

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