This red spinel necklace has 11 strands of delicious, graduated, saturated gemstones that are well cut and superior quality. The strands are finished with a custom made, 14k yellow gold end bar that closes with an adjustable hook and eye. The strands are approximately 26″ at the shortest adjustment and can be 2.25″ longer if desired. A simple, elegant, high-quality necklace for those special occasions. If you are not familiar with spinel, it is a high-quality gem that comes in an array of colors, but the red spinel rivals ruby for color and sparkle. The “ruby” that graces Queen Elizabeth’s crown was actually discovered to be red spinel.