With a stark black palette like a starless night sky, Thai black spinel is a distinctive gem. Known as the master of disguise, this gemstone has been treasured for its eternal brilliance and spectacular rare color.
The name spinel comes from the Latin "spina," meaning thorn and the Greek word for spark, alluding to the gem's intense color and the spikey crystals present in certain varieties. With its strength and beauty, spinel is commonly mistaken for diamond, ruby or sapphire. However, this exceptional gem is without equal when it comes to black gemstones. The color is pure black with no secondary tones. It is a complete natural untreated gemstone. Unlike most gems, it does not require routine enhancements to keep its luster. Only simple polishing is required.
Black spinel deposits have been located in Africa, Myanmar (Burma), Australia and Sri Lanka. Our black spinel is sourced from the Bo Phloi district in the Kanchanaburi province in Thailand. Unfortunately, the global market is currently facing a dwindling supply of spinel, making this a stone precious due to limited availability.