Turquoise is an opaque mineral that occurs in beautiful shades of blue, bluish green, green, and yellowish green. Most of the world’s turquoise rough is currently produced in the southwestern United States, China, Chile, Egypt, Iran, and Mexico. Very few minerals have a colour that is so well known, so characteristic, and so impressive that the name of the mineral becomes so commonly used. Turquoise is the birthstone for the month of December.
Spinel comes in many shades from transparent (colourless) to shades of pink, red, blue, yellow, green, brown and black. It brings the mind stability and happiness and reduces the symptoms of depression and harmonises the structure of chakras by healing them along the spine thus named as spinel. Black spinel is highly reflective and does not feature the same metallic overtone that many other black stones do. It’s a gorgeous deep black in appearance. They are widely found in the areas of Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Tanzania and Tajikistan.