Gray Spinel Rings: New Trend Alert
Posted on July 31 2019
I’m pretty sure gray spinel is my new favorite gemstone! To me there is just something about the cool gray color with some flashes of purple that speaks to me. Spinel is increasing in popularity (or so it seems to me) and it comes in a variety of colors.
Here are a few fun facts about spinel:
- Red spinel can been mistaken for ruby.
- Spinel has recently been added as another birthstone for the month of August! Will it overtake peridot in popularity for August babies? Maybe! We’ll have to wait and see!
- Spinel comes in a variety of colors including red, grey, pink, orange and more.
Earlier this year, we traveled to the JCK Show in Las Vegas and purchased a few gray spinels. We thought long and hard about how to design them in a diamond accented ring and we are so excited to share two of our new creations with you! Drumroll……
This three stone diamond ring features a 3.07ct center cushion cut gray spinel surrounded by a pave diamond halo. On either side there are two trillion cut diamonds, 0.49cttw also surrounded by hand set pave diamonds. The pave diamonds extend down the shank as well. Total carat weight for the pave diamonds is 0.69cttw. All accent diamonds are G color and VS clarity. We are thrilled with the final outcome of the ring!
This gray spinel ring is a similar design (can you tell I LOVE three stone rings?!) and features a 2.58ct cushion cut grey spinel also surrounded by a halo of crisp white diamonds. The gray spinel is flanked on either side by trapezoid diamonds (also referred to as traps) weighing 0.30cttw. The pave diamonds surround the traps and also extend down the ring weighing 0.63cttw.
Both of our new creations are very similar and believe it or not, each retails for under $3850! Gemstone rings will add a pop of color to your jewelry collection! When shopping for a new ring, be sure to consider gray spinel! It’s absolutely gorgeous!