Gem Treasures® 14K Gold Oval Blue Spinel & Diamond Solitaire Ring

A solitaire that is simply, yet so elegantly stated. Crafted from 14K yellow gold, this ring features on oval cut 7x5mm blue spinel in a prong setting, accented by five round single cut 1mm yellow diamonds in prong settings. The shank also features etchings of 14K yellow gold with some rhodium accents for a textured look.

The spinel weighs 0.87ct and the total diamond weight is 0.05ct (both approximate). The diamonds have a clarity grade of I2-I3 and a color grade of I-J. The ring measures 1/4"L x 13/16"W x 3/16"H.

Please note: Colored diamonds are enhanced. Gemstone may vary in color and/or pattern. Please allow for these natural variations.

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Part of the Gem Treasures® Collection. Made in China. All weights pertaining to diamond weights are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.

Spinel    

The great imposter of gemstone history, many famous rubies have been found to actually be red spinels. Perhaps the most famous of which is the Black Prince’s Ruby. Once worn by Henry V on his battle helmet, this 170.00ct red spinel is now set in the British Imperial State Crown. Another famous misidentification is the Timur Ruby, a 352.00ct red spinel now owned by Queen Elizabeth. This particular stone is engraved with the names of the Mughal emperors who previously owned it.

History is unclear whether these mistaken identities were merely accidents or clever substitutions of rubies for the less valuable spinels by dishonest jewelers. In Burma, spinel was recognized as a separate gem species in 1587, but the masquerade lasted for hundreds of years after that in most other countries.

Spinel carries a considerable amount of worth not only based on its history, but due to its brilliance and wide range of spectacular colors. When interpreted by the Greek, the word “spinel” means “spark” in reference to its beautiful sparkle. In addition to red, it can be found in shades of pink, purple, green, brown or black. An exceptional color from Burma is a vivid hot pink with an orange undertone. Spinel can also come in a beautiful blue hue, sometimes called cobalt spinel, but this color is quite rare.

The most beautiful colors of the stone are mined in Myanmar (formerly Burma), but spinels are also found in Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Russia. They have a hardness of 7.5-8.0 on the Mohs Scale and are traditionally given as a 22nd wedding anniversary gift.