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Beautiful, durable and affordable, the dark sparkle of Black Spinel Beads makes them very popular with jewelry artists. Spinel is plentiful and found in many places throughout the world, and it forms naturally in an array of different colors.  This hard gem has a look that rivals diamonds, rubies and sapphires, yet costs much less. If you want affordble beads online, the Bead Traders has it. Because we buy beads in volume, you will always get everything you need in beading supplies for a great price.

2.5-3mm Black Spinel faceted rondelle beads 13.5 inch 170 pieces

2.5-3mm Black Spinel faceted rondelle beads 13.5 inch 170 pieces

$20.00

2.5-3mm approximate measure for these Black Spinel faceted rondelle beads presented on a 13.5 inch strand of 170 pieces.

Black Spinel Plain Rectangle Beads 3x4mm, 14" length, 84 pcs

Black Spinel Plain Rectangle Beads 3x4mm, 14" length, 84 pcs

$8.04
$6.00

Approx. Strand Length 14" | Approx. Bead Size 3x4x2mm average | Approx. pieces 84

High quality 3-3.5mm Black Spinel Faceted Rondelle Beads 14 inch 175 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

3-3.5mm Black Spinel Faceted Rondelle Beads 14 inch 175 pieces

$22.00
$11.00

Approximate 3-3.5mm diameter on the 14 inch strand with approximately 175 pieces

Best selling Black Spinel plain nuggets 13 inch 28 beads 9x8x4-14x9x5mm - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

Black Spinel plain nuggets 13 inch 28 beads 9x8x4-14x9x5mm

$8.00
$4.00

9x8x4-14x9x5mm range of sizes varies per strand for these Black Spinel plain nuggets 13 inch 28 beads

Best buying Black Spinel straight drilled plain nugget beads 13 inch 33 beads - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

Black Spinel straight drilled plain nugget beads 13 inch 33 beads

$5.00

Black Spinel plain nugget beads 13 inches with approximately 33 beads measuring varied 8x7-12x9mm in size range.

Superior quality 4mm Black Spinel Faceted Hishi beads 13.5 inch 136 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

4mm Black Spinel Faceted Heishi beads 13.5 inch 136 pieces

$20.00

4mm Black Spinel Faceted Hishi beads on the 13.5 inch strand of approximately 136 pieces.This beautiful shape is inspired by the traditional bead d...

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Best range of 8-8.5mm Mystic Mermaid Blue Black Spinel faceted coin beads 8 inch 26 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

8-8.5mm Mystic Mermaid Blue Black Spinel faceted coin beads 8 inch 26 pieces

$20.00

8-8.5mm Mystic Mermaid Blue Black Spinel faceted coin beads 8 inch 26 pieces

Premium quality 5x5mm Black Spinel Faceted Heart Beads 8 inch 69 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

5x5mm Black Spinel Faceted Heart Beads 8 inch 69 pieces

$26.80
$20.00

Approximate 5x5mm on the 8 inch strand with approximately 69 pieces

13x8mm Silver Wire Wrapped Black Spinel faceted cube Pendant 1 piece
Beautiful range of 8x8mm Black Spinel Faceted Pillow Beads 8 inch 45 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

8x8mm Black Spinel Faceted Pillow Beads 8 inch 45 pieces

$60.30
$45.00

Approximate 8x8mm on the 8 inch strand with approximately 45 pieces

Best selling 5mm Black Spinel faceted rondelle Gold plated Chain by the foot 30 pcs lab created - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

5mm Black Spinel faceted rondelle Gold plated Chain by the foot 30 pcs lab created

$15.00

5mm in size Black Spinel faceted rondelle Gold plated Chain by the foot with 30 pieces: Approximates. Select a quantity to equal the number of feet...

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13x8mm Gold Wire Wrapped Black Spinel faceted cube Pendant 1 piece
Superior quality 9-10mm Mystic Golden Peacock Black Spinel faceted coins 8 inch 13 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

9-10mm Mystic Golden Peacock Black Spinel faceted coins 8 inch 13 pieces

$18.00

9-10mm Mystic Golden Peacock Black Spinel faceted coins 8 inch 13 pieces

Premium quality Black Spinel Faceted Oval Beads, 14.5 inch - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store

Black Spinel Faceted Oval Beads, 14.5 inch

$29.48
$22.00

Length 14.5inch Approx. Bead Size 6x4x2mm

Best range of 8x7-10x7mm Mystic Purple Peacock Black Spinel faceted pear beads 8 inch 20 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

8x7-10x7mm Mystic Purple Peacock Black Spinel faceted pear beads 8 inch 20 pieces

$20.00

8x7-10x7mm Mystic Purple Peacock Black Spinel faceted pear beads 8 inch 20 pieces

Premium quality 5-6mm Black Spinel faceted cube beads 7.5 inch 32 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

5-6mm Black Spinel faceted cube beads 7.5 inch 32 pieces

$25.00

approximate: 5x5mm to 6x6mm Black Spinel faceted cube beads 7.5 inch 32 pieces

Premium quality 7.5-8mm Mystic Black Spinel faceted Coin Beads 8 inch 27 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

7.5-8mm Mystic Black Spinel faceted Coin Beads 8 inch 27 pieces

$20.00

7.5mm to 8mm Mystic Black Spinel faceted Coin beads on the 8 inch strand of approximately 27 pieces.

Best buying 12x9.5-16x8mm Black Spinel Barrel Faceted Twists 7.5 inch 15 beads - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

12x9.5-16x8mm Black Spinel Barrel Faceted Twists 7.5 inch 15 beads

$37.00

12x9.5-16x8mm Black Spinel Barrel Faceted Twists 7.5 inch 15 beads

High quality 7x7-8x8mm Mystic Golden Peacock Black Spinel faceted heart beads 8 inch 19 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

7x7-8x8mm Mystic Golden Peacock Black Spinel faceted heart beads 8 inch 19 pieces

$20.00

7x7-8x8mm Mystic Golden Peacock Black Spinel faceted heart beads 8 inch 19 pieces

Best buying 7x7-8x8mm Mystic Purple Peacock Black Spinel faceted heart beads 8 inch 19 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

7x7-8x8mm Mystic Purple Peacock Black Spinel faceted heart beads 8 inch 19 pieces

$20.00

7x7-8x8mm Mystic Purple Peacock Black Spinel faceted heart beads 8 inch 19 pieces

Best buying 6x6mm Black Spinel Faceted Heart Beads 8 inch 54 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

6x6mm Black Spinel Faceted Heart Beads 8 inch 54 pieces

$33.50
$25.00

Approximate 6x6mm on the 8 inch strand with approximately 54 pieces

High quality 5x5mm Black Spinel Faceted Pillow Beads 8 inch 56 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

5x5mm Black Spinel Faceted Pillow Beads 8 inch 56 pieces

$40.20
$30.00

Approximate 5x5mm with some up to 5.5x5.5mm on the 8 inch strand with approximately 56 pieces

Finest collection of 8.5-9mm Mystic Purple Peacock Black Spinel faceted coins 8 inch 14 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

8.5-9mm Mystic Purple Peacock Black Spinel faceted coins 8 inch 14 pieces

$15.00

8.5-9mm Mystic Purple Peacock Black Spinel faceted coins 8 inch 14 pieces


One Tough Gem

Spinel is composed of aluminum and magnesium and is mined in Asia, South America, Africa and the United States. It forms a cubic crystal--usually with eight sides--in the form of two pyramids connected base to base. With a hardness index of 8 on Moh’s Scale, black spinel beads stand up well to everyday use.

Singly Refractive

This versatile stone is one of the few singly refractive gems--two others are diamond and garnet--which means that when a beam of light enters a cubic crystal, it will remain a single beam and not split into two. Each type of gemstone has a refractive index, and this is one of the ways that types of gems are identified.

Gorgeous Color

This gem variety is available in red, blue, yellow, pink, lavender, orange and black spinel beads, and spinel can be cut into many shapes for maximum sparkle, such as round brilliants, emerald cuts or ovals. Spinels usually don’t have inclusions, but in rare cases they can display a star effect. The red and blue colors of spinel are so vibrant that they have been mistaken for other gemstones, especially rubies and sapphires. Despite its beautiful colors and amazing clarity, spinel is plentiful and affordable.

Beautiful Impostor

Red and blue spinel were so difficult to distinguish from rubies and sapphires that they were included in many collections of royal jewels. The most famous example of this confusion is the “Black Prince’s Ruby” a large and beautiful piece of red spinel that is the frontispiece of the Imperial State Crown of England. It is believed to have been mined in Afghanistan and was first seen in Spain. Edward, Prince of Wales--also known as the Black Prince--was awarded the gem as payment after a victory in battle. Also in the collection is a large spinel called the “Timur Ruby” which is over 350 carats. The confusion between rubies and spinel continued until the late 18th century when mineralogist Jean Baptiste Louis Rome de Lisle devised a way to tell spinel from ruby.

Some other famous spinel gemstones include the Samarian Spinel, which is part of the Iranian Crown Jewels, the Mogul Names Necklace, on which three Mogul emperors had their names inscribed, and the Indian Noor Jahan, which means “Light of the Universe.”

Purchasing Spinel

When you purchase black spinel beads from the Bead Traders, they will be covered by our Three-Part Value Pledge to provide you with the best beads at the best price, and never substitute beads of lesser quality in your order. Buy your gorgeous black spinel beads from the Bead Traders today.

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