Black Spinel: The Ultimate Guide to Meaning, Properties, Uses

black spinel

Black spinel is a gemstone made of magnesium oxide and magnesium-aluminum oxide. It is one of the rarest and most valuable gemstones. At the same time, it is one of the most mysterious ones. Even his name is a mystery as no one knows how it got it. Some speculate that it originates from the Latin word “Spinella” which stands for “little thorn,” while others speculate it comes from the Greek word “Spinos” that translates sparkle or spark. 

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