What is Spinel?
Spinel is a mineral that comes in a variety of colors, including red, blue, and green. It’s primarily found in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Spinel is often used as a gemstone and is popular for its vibrant colors and its use in royal jewelry.
Spinel is a colorful gemstone that comes in shades of red, blue, and green. Its vibrant hues and historical significance in royal jewelry make it a popular choice for rings, pendants, and other ornamental uses.
|Chemical Classification||Inorganic - Oxide (Spinel group)|
|Color||Comes in a variety of colors including red, blue, pink, black, and violet among others.|
|Transparency||Typically transparent, but some varieties can be opaque.|
|Occurrence||Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, and Tajikistan.|
|Formation||Spinel is found in marble and is also associated with some igneous rocks.|
|Specific Gravity||Approximately 3.58 - 3.61.|
|Diagnostic Properties||Various colors, octahedral crystals.|
|Pleochroism||Typically not observable in Spinel.|
|Refractive Index||1.712 - 1.736|
|2V angle||Not applicable (isometric)|