Spinel Engagement Rings

Spinel Engagement Rings

Written by on 4 November 2014

Spinels are beautiful gemstones that has been used for centuries  and comes in a range of colours.  Many years ago spinels were used and often confused for rubies; this was easily done as the colour of a spinel can be very similar to that of a ruby.  It was only relatively recently that the large red stone in the Crown jewels was identified as a spinel rather than a ruby.  There are some differences between them and this is what we use to tell them apart.  A ruby will be harder than the spinel, it also has a higher density.  A spinel is singularly refractive but a ruby is dichroic. 

There are so many lovely rich coloured spinels that you could choose from in your beautiful bespoke engagement ring and these range from a gorgeous purple to a beautiful vibrant red.  These lovely gemstones make a fantastic addition to a ring and are becoming very popular because of their beauty and likeness to a ruby.