Ruby Taste on a Spinel Budget

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate GemologistSavvy consumers can take advantage of the fact that the finest examples of red spinel have been confused with ruby throughout history. While ruby is an eminently rare and valuable gemstone, its imitator spinel is far more affordable. Even in a side-by-side comparison, red spinel’s clarity is often cleaner than ruby, and the more affordable gemstone’s brilliance can be greater. Of course, one cannot expect red spinel to equal or surpass ruby in all aesthetic departments. Ruby possesses a color with which other gemstones can hardly compare. Yet, when red spinel stands by itself, it is certain to draw notice and even be mistaken for ruby. Who is to tell? After all, spinel has fooled the experts for centuries. Red Spinel is the color of love; color that radiates warmth and vitality. You are cordially invited to glamorize yourself with gorgeous red spinel jewelry. Our educated staff along with experience, skill and knowledge will help you make a confident purchase. Call us at 617-773-3636 or come in to see the magnificent pieces we have to offer at our unique design studio located at 1402 Hancock Street, Quincy Center. Also available is an excellent selection of numerous styles of unique and special gift items that will not be readily found elsewhere.Let the genius of our designers bring your ideas to life here at 1402 Hancock Street, Quincy Center. You can reach us at 617-773-3636 or


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