There are diverse shades available in which you may find distinctive jewelry items. People choose assorted gemstone beads according to their taste and liking. Numerous color beads have a separate story to decode. For example, black spinel gemstone beads, which is available in scarcity, has its own story. The black shade when used in jewelry has special role, this hue is such that it contain complete color spectrum in it. This hue also represents luxury and sophistication. Owing to its hardness black spinel plays an essential role in the jewelry. This gemstone derived its name from the Latin word of ‘Spina’, which means thorn. Probably this name is due to its sharp pointed crystals obtained from within spinel itself. In ancient times spinels were known with the name of ‘Balas rubies’. It is presumed that this name is due to the fact that this gemstone was first discovered from ‘Balas’ or ‘Balascia’ territory located in Badakshan, in Afghanistan.
Historical facts reveal that during Middle Ages, when pink spinels were discovered they were considered as rubies. That’s why there are various instances where a mention has been made about the presence of rubies in the crown of various personalities.
Black spinel beads have been discovered only from a few locations like Boi Ploi, Kanchanaburi in Thailand, where it is known with the name of “Nin”. These gemstone beads look elegant when they are integrated with precious gold and silver jewelry. It needs only the imagination of jewelry crafter to come out with exceptional designs of this incredible jewelry. Due to this jewelry’s appeal, you will always find it with gem collectors, who may well use it with other gemstones to come out with authoritative jewelry pieces.
Most of the gemstone beads could be formed in different shapes like round, oval and cushion cut. Some jewelry crafters say this gemstone has the distinction of being called as a great pretender as this gemstone has been mystified on most occasions with sapphires, ruby and tanzanite.
When integrated in a necklace, black spinal beads showcase great gleam, the beads in it are well defined, its excellent polish and cut coupled with symmetrical round shapes offer overwhelming look.
When you see black spinel beads, in a necklace it represent a brilliant black body hue having no noticeable internal or external properties, all that could be seen is flawlessly sized round beads calling its admirer to have just one glimpse on them.
7 /1/2 inch strand of Black Spinel beads, faceted flat teardrop shape, 8x10mm. Some Strand may be lager in size
7 /1/2 inch strand of Black Spinel beads, faceted flat teardrop shape, 10x14mm