Sterling Silver 18" Black Spinel Three-Strand Beaded Necklace
Drape spectacular sparkle along your neckline with this three strand necklace. Designed with polished rhodium plated sterling silver, this look presents various round faceted cut 4mm black spinel strung along its three strands. It measures 18"L and is secured by an easy-to-use magnetic clasp. The total spinel weight is approximately 220.00ct.
Complete the look with the matching earrings I9230
and ring I9231
Spinel carries a considerable amount of worth not only based on its history of once thought to be a ruby, but also 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. While a rich red is the most common color, spinel 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 main obstacle holding back greater recognition for spinel is rarity. Fine spinels are now more rare than the rubies they used to imitate. Strangely, however, they are also more affordable, since too rare can be a drawback because such few people have the opportunity to grow to love them. 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.
Part of the Gem Treasures Collection. 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.