Red Spinel Gemstones

  • Hardness

    8.0 on the Mohs scale.

  • Occurrence

    Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Africa.

  • Appearance

    Colored by chromium, red spinel has been, and is easily confused with ruby. Many of the world's famous "rubies" have turned out later to be red spinel.

  • Enhancements

    Red Spinel is not enhanced.

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  • Gemstone Family

    Red Spinel is a member of the Spinel gemstone family.

Red Spinel
Red Spinel

0.17 ct. total
3.0x2.0mm Oval Cut
Vivid Strongly Purplish Red
Loupe Clean
[N] Not enhanced.
Quantity Available: 3 pairs
Hue varies slightly.
Red Spinel