by SouthernGent » Feb 9, 2019 I can't decide which blue stone I want...still. I had to return a couple of synthetic spinels that I recently purchased because they were too tall. Now I'm back to looking for a suitable stone for a men's ring for myself. I like the Swiss blue topaz color, but I can also get a synthetic spinel cut in almost the identical color. Am I likely to notice any difference between the two stones or will it depend entirely on the cut?