Is spinel a rare gem?

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Adan Ledner asked a question: Is spinel a rare gem?
Asked By: Adan Ledner
Date created: Wed, May 5, 2021 11:07 PM
Date updated: Wed, Jun 29, 2022 1:23 AM

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Because of spinel's vibrant red, it is often considered a substitute for ruby. Ironically, fine spinel is rarer than the ruby it "imitates" but is usually less expensive. And because spinel is so rare, it has hardly had a chance to become popular.

  • Natural spinel, however, has always been a rare and beautiful gem. As more information comes to light about the extensive and invasive enhancements lower-grade ruby and sapphire receive to “pump up” their color or clarity, educated consumers have come to appreciate spinel’s natural beauty.

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