Red Spinel Twinned Crystals. Large complex crystal. Spinel was recently added as an August birthstone, sharing this month with peridot and sardonyx. It has long been mistaken for ruby by emperors and monarchs. Many of the famous, historic “rubies” are actually spinels.
Dimensions (millimeters): 45 x 35 x 25
Dimensions (inches): 1.8 x 1.4 x 1
Origins: from Aliabad, Hunza Valley, Pakistan, Central Asia
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