The Black Spinel is only found in a few locations in the world, and because of its rarity, if the demand were to rise, supply would not be abundant enough to keep up. Black Spinel is mined mainly in Thailand (Boi Ploi, Kanchanaburi), where it is known as Nin.
There are also known deposits in Africa, Myanmar (Burma), and Sri Lanka.
Spinels are associated with love and help the wearer to put their ego aside. Black Spinel in particular is said to be a protective stone and helps re-establish relationships and resolve issues. It is also believed to relieve sadness.
Anita Jewellers Limited, supplier of the Black Spinel, is located at Ganga Street in Ba, 101 Vitogo Parade, Lautoka, Main Street, Nadi and 60 Cumming Street, Suva.