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This royal blue, spinel from Ceylon is worth as much as most sapphire.

BLUE SPINEL, the GEMOLOGICAL UNICORN

"Blue spinel is a geological unicorn and it is rare. It is truly, “natural,” unheated, untreated and true blue. They are real, really blue, made by mother earth and only discovered, liberated from their marble tombs, cut, polished, then cherished by man."

The finest blue spinel is as valuable as sapphire and the price has recently gone up 600%.