Spinel

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Spinels are very similar to rubies and sapphires in physical properties, the differences being that rubies and sapphires are harder and more dense, and a ruby is dichroic while a spinel is refractive. Spinel and ruby are often found together.[1] In Elanthia, it is said that dwarves often sold spinels to humans, as humans could not tell the difference between a ruby and a red spinel or a sapphire and a blue spinel.

List of Spinels

Rarity: Infrequent
Average value: 90
Location: Any

a blue spinel

Description:   Taking the shape of a rounded octahedron, a blue spinel is a brilliant and durable stone. Its vitreous finish sets off the intense cobalt blue coloration, as dark as the evening sky. It wouldn't take much polishing to bring out the beauty of this raw crystal.


Rarity: Infrequent
Average value: 90
Location: Any

a pink spinel

Description:   Taking the shape of a rounded octahedron, a pink spinel is a brilliant and durable stone. Its vitreous finish sets off the darkly translucent reddish pink color, delicate as a maiden's blush. It wouldn't take much polishing to bring out the beauty of this raw crystal.


Rarity: Infrequent
Average value: 90
Location: Any

a red spinel

Description:   Taking the shape of a rounded octahedron, a red spinel is a brilliant and durable stone. Its vitreous finish sets off the nearly opaque dark red hue, as vivid as any ruby. It wouldn't take much polishing to bring out the beauty of this raw crystal.


Rarity: Infrequent
Average value: 90
Location: Any

a violet spinel

Description:   Taking the shape of a rounded octahedron, a violet spinel is a brilliant and durable stone. Its vitreous finish sets off the barely translucent lavender tone, somewhere between blood red and sky blue. It wouldn't take much polishing to bring out the beauty of this raw crystal.


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