The beauty and hardness of spinel makes it a perfect gemstone for rings. Spinel rings are specialbecause of their vibrant colors, great hardness and intense sparkle. Due to this gemstone's high degree of durability and hardness, spinel requires no special care and spinel engagement rings can withstand plenty of daily wear. Like most gemstone rings though, care should be taken to avoid hard knocks or blows directly to the stone.
Spinel is considered to be a soothing stone because of its calming energy. Spinel rings can alleviate stress, encourage love and compassion, and help with healing.
Spinel is a recent addition to the official list of August Birthstone. Therefore, a spinel ring may be worn in place of a carnelian or peridot ring by those with August birthdays.