Spinel, Pink

Rose Quartz

Hardness: 8 Mohs

Enhancement Code: Natural

Quality Information:

Pink: Medium reddish pink; eye clean; good cut; good polish

Care: Rated “excellent” for everyday wear. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water.

Major Sources: Cambodia, Myanmar, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam

Pretty, feminine pink gems are becoming evermore popular. Often taken for pink sapphires, pink spinels are a more affordable alternative even though they are surprisingly rarer. Because most people associate spinel with the synthetic variety often found in mass-market jewelry, the savvy consumer can enjoy the beauty of this pretty feminine gemstone at a bargain.

Although rare, spinels are an affordable gemstone. Not widely known to consumers, black spinel is a fantastic choice for those seeking the drama of black-stone jewelry. Without the price tag of black diamonds and tougher than onyx, its naturally profound colour makes the unusual black spinel a marvelous choice for bold jewelry designs.

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