A Bit About The Piece:
Marquise shaped cluster ring set with black spinel.
The Stone: Spinel, natural
- 14 faceted cuts, including:
- 4 pear shapes and
- 10 cushion cuts
- color: black
The Setting: Cast Prong Set Cluster Ring
- .925 sterling silver, solid
- top of ring width: 27.63mm
- bottom of shank width: 1.78mm
- default size: 7.00
Spinel is a gemstone that naturally forms in a wide variety of colors. Red is the most desirable color, followed by vivid cobalt blue, then vivid hot pink and bright, saturated orange. Violet, purple, lavender, and black stones are most common. While natural green spinel may possibly exist in special collections, it is common industry belief that all green spinel available to the market is either synthetic or tampered with (by inserting a thin disc of green glass between two pieces of colorless spinel). We find it prudent to stand by this belief unless otherwise proven by a GIA certificate. Black spinel can typically be told apart from other black stones with a super magnet due to its high iron content- it will be faintly magnetic. Red spinel is often confused with ruby, though red spinel tends to be brighter and more light-reflective.
Natural spinel ranks 8 on the Mohs hardness scale, making it a great choice in jewelry for everyday wear. Spinel jewelry can be cleaned in chemical jewelry cleaners as well as ultrasonic cleaners. As with most jewelry, it is especially safe to clean with warm water, mild soap, and a soft bristled toothbrush.