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Spinel is a dazzling and flaming family of jewels that comes in a variety of colours, including the most sought-after red, pink, and orange, as well as blue and purple. For certain colours, this gem has been mistaken for ruby or sapphire, and it is the 22nd wedding anniversary stone. Spinel is a lovely, bright stone with exquisite colours that are comparable in price to ruby and sapphire. It is a hard, unusual stone with gorgeous, bright colours that makes it a fantastic option for various sorts of jewellery. It is a fascinating and contemporary alternative to a red spinel bracelet.
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The high-pressure action of aluminium-rich intrusive rocks produces spinel, which is one of the minerals created. It is produced in a number of countries, the majority of which being Burma, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania, but it is also found in Thailand, Madagascar, Tajikistan, and Vietnam. When chromium is replaced for aluminium in tiny amounts, red colour is produced, which is highly appealing to women. Long UV photons produce a red glow, with a chromium-related absorption spectrum readily evident. The blue colour is created when the iron is replaced for aluminium and magnesium; all fluorescence is suppressed, and distinct absorption spectra of ferrous and ferric ions are clearly visible. Other replacements can occur, and these different replacements alter the mineral's appearance, which comes in a variety of colours. The rubies that are the most popular are the blazing orange-red, poppy-coloured spinels; their low chromium concentration adds brilliant colour to their own colour during midday (like Burmese rubies); when faint, they turn pink. Previously known as broom rubies, red spinels with a purple tint are similar to almandine garnet hues. Red spinel has a ruby-like appearance and is similar to red garnets. On bracelets, rings, and even pendants, it is highly popular.
Spinel has a low inclusion content by nature. The greater the price, the less it includes. Star spinel does exist (stones with a brilliant star on the surface due to specific types of inclusions), but they are extremely uncommon and gorgeous. They are cabochon cut in this example. The beauty of the stone on your red spinel bracelet will be enhanced by the fact that spinel is commonly faceted in various forms, namely round, oval, and cushion. The top side of the star spinel is polished and rounded, making them cabochon cut. Due to the rarity of spinel, most stones are cut to preserve as much weight as possible, which is why many spinels are not cut to stone standards. Oval and cushion shapes are popular because they highlight the stone's colour. To maximize the brilliance and colour of your future jewellery, we recommend selecting an oval or cushion-shaped faceted spinel. Make sure the faceting is of good quality; regular, well-polished facets are essential. Red spinel is similar to ruby, pink spinel is similar to pink sapphire, and some blue spinel is similar to a sapphire, not only in colour but also in brightness and hardness. Despite the fact that it is significantly rarer than ruby or sapphire, it has a lesser price, often by as much as 60%. Spinel is also not treated in the same manner as ruby or sapphire are. As a result, some high-quality spinels are a viable alternative to rubies and sapphires.
The Verneuil technique produces a synthetic spinel that has a greater magnesium concentration than natural spinel. Synthetic spinels are designed to seem like other gems of all colours except red; in fact, obtaining a Verneuil ball of red synthetic spinel is quite difficult. For your red spinel bracelet, you will not be able to select a synthetic spinel. As a result, they can be found in costume jewellery in colourless (for diamond), pink (for kunzite), yellow (for topaz), and blue (for sapphire) (for aquamarine). Colourless synthetic spinel was also used to make doublets that looked like emeralds and other gemstones. It should be mentioned, however, that Russia has been producing exceptionally pure synthetic spinel, both red and blue in colour, via anhydrous and hydrothermal methods since 1994.
Because spinel is sensitive to chemicals, including cosmetics, keep your red spinel bracelet away from them. Wash it on a regular basis to keep its lustre and brightness. They're generally easy to care for, so you can just wash them with water and dish soap, but make sure to dry them well to minimize limescale build-up. When not in use, store your red spinel bracelet apart from other jewellery or stones to prevent it from scratching less hard stones or being scratched by harder stones. All necessary upkeep to keep your magnificent gemstone gleaming.