Centuries ago, in Sanskrit writings, Spinel was called the daughter of Ruby, adored, yet somehow different. A Red Spinel graces the Crown Jewels of Great Britain as the “Black Prince Ruby.”
Found in Myanmar (Burma) and Sri Lanka, spinel comes in a variety of colors including oranges, pinks, blues, lavenders, mauves and vivid reds. Spinel is thought to protect the owner from harm, to reconcile differences, and to soothe away sadness. However, the strongest reasons for buying a spinel are its rich, brilliant array of colors and its surprising affordability.