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SPINEL

Portrait for the Coronation of Queen Victoria by George Hayter (detail), wearing the new Imperial State Crown made for her by the Crown Jewellers Rundell and Bridge, with 3093 gems, with the Black Prince’s Ruby at the front. (Public Domain photo)

Portrait for the Coronation of Queen Victoria by George Hayter (detail), wearing the new Imperial State Crown made for her by the Crown Jewellers Rundell and Bridge, with 3093 gems, with the Black Prince’s Ruby at the front. (Public Domain photo)

Stones We Love: 

A completely underappreciated precious gemstone, the spinel is a brilliant gem with history. Spinel was recently added as an August birthstone, sharing this month with peridot and sardonyx. It has long been mistaken for ruby by emperors and monarchs. Many of the famous “rubies” of history were actually spinels.

With the current fixation on the monarchy and the Netflix show: The Crown, it's time to tell the infamous story of a famous crown. 

"In 1367, Edward of Woodstock (aka The Black Prince) received a huge ruby from Don Pedro of Seville in payment for a victorious battle. This gem, which is approximately the size of a hen’s egg, has been part of the English crown jewels since that time and is mounted in the Imperial State Crown, above the Cullinan diamond.

When gem testing methods were developed about 150 years ago, what was discovered, and what Prince Edward never knew, is that the “ruby” is actually a magnificent 170-carat red spinel. Until that time, spinels were believed to be a different variety of ruby, often referred to as balas rubies." 

~ Commentary by Susan Schube

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It's an honor to be featured in the editorial listing of New York Magazine's Weddings Edition, as a preferred fine jeweler, for the third time! Looking for wedding inspiration, besides designing your engagement ring or weddings bands with me? Click the link below!

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Gold & Emerald Engagement Ring

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Listed in New York Magazine's Wedding Issues as a recommended New York City Fine Jeweler, CHARLTON & LOLA is known for a refined and bespoke wedding fine jewelry experience. From engagement rings to wedding bands to gifts for the bridal party, clients become part of the process from sourcing their own precious gemstones to picking the finishings on their noble metals. An exquisite experience for creatives.

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