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Spinel (Spinel)

Relatively unknown to most, the spinel was a fixture in European nobility. It was the royal jewel for kings and queens for centuries before it became “the stone for gem connoisseurs” or “the dealer stone.” Until recently, the spinel was long considered to be under-valued. But that all changed and it has become one of the most valuable colored gemstones in the market.

Spinel comes in many colors - cobalt blues, dazzling pinks and reds, soft oranges, and various violets and purples. They also come in color-change and star varieties. The pure red spinel with intense saturation is widely considered to be the most valuable and rarest while the cobalt blue and pink are also highly sought after.

Spinel is mined in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Vietnam, and Tanzania.

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