There are few gemstones with such an illustrious career as Spinel! Firstly, spinel is not just one gemstone, but, like garnet, actually involves a group of minerals. Secondly, this beauty has worked itself up from the deeper nooks of the earth into the comfortable setting of many crown jewels under the pretence of being a ruby or sapphire.
From blue to purple to red, they all strongly speak to our imaginations. Spinel is Augusts’ birthstone and associated with the 22nd marriage anniversary. It gives power, activates, and is believed to be a great shield against negative feelings. Spinel can be found worldwide. The most important mines, however, are located in Asia.