20th Jun 2020

When thinking of precious gemstones the classics usually spring to mind first, diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald…..  The spinel is not as widely thought of, but it should be.   

Masquerading as rubies in crown jewels throughout history the natural bright reds of this stone are incredible, but the beautiful dusky greys, pinks, purples and blues that exist are truly remarkable.

The spinel is a hard wearing stone with a beautiful lustre making it an ideal centre stone for an engagement ring and it stands proudly besides diamonds, not at all reduced by their brilliance.

The black spinel is an excellent substitute for the increasingly popular black diamond with a depth of colour and toughness that rivals the original.

We have a range of these incredible stones in store and can source the ideal stone for your perfect ring. Make an appointment to discuss your dream ring via our contact page.



Arbor acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional custodians of the land we live and work on.

We pay respect to elders past, present and emerging and thank them for their continuing care of this land.



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