Mystery Jewel

Carlton Davis

For centuries they masqueraded as rubies on the crowns of kings. At long last, the true beauty of spinels.

  • Fred Leighton natural red Burmese spinel earrings, $245,000.
  • Verdura pink spinel bib necklace, $185,000.
  • Nancey Chapman red spinel ring, $28,000. Bulgari emerald-cut spinel, price upon request. Armenta cross ring, $3,400.
  • Edmond Chin for Sidney Garber one-of-a-kind multistrand spinel and diamond necklace, $100,000. De Grisogono spinel and diamond earrings, $36,000.