The Art of Jewels: Spinel, the Ruby Impersonator

The spinel, also known as the balas ruby, was first derived from the historic region of Badakshan in Central Asia. These beautiful gemstones usually occur in a red hue, much like their more famous relative, the ruby. While rubies have been categorized as top-grade gemstones of the same caliber as diamonds or emeralds, spinels have not … Continue reading The Art of Jewels: Spinel, the Ruby Impersonator