Like Corundum, Spinel comes in a wide range of colors, besides it's most precious and valuable is in red color. Spinel comes in pink, blue, violet, orange, purple, white and black. The valuable colors are those colors that are closer to red on the spectrum scale; the pink and the orange (Flame) colors, blue, violet, and purple Spinel are beautiful gems but more common and mostly from Ceylonese origin.
Spinel Is Usually Flawless
Spinel in its color variety is usually classified as flawless gems. It is common to buy flawless blue or Purple Spinel at affordable prices.
Best Replacement For Sapphire
Because of its hardness, 8 on Mohs scale, blue, pink, orange, and purple Spinels make the best natural replacement for a pricey fancy color Sapphire, and white Sapphires are usually heated, Spinels are never treated. For those who are concerned about owning natural color gems that have never been enhanced, Spinel will make the best example