The name spinel comes from the Latin word “spinella”, which means “small thorn” due to the sharp points on its octahedral crystals. Spinel can be found in a whole range of colors from red and pink to shades of yellow, blue or green. The red spinel is significantly similar to ruby and can be even found in the same localities. Thanks to that has been spinel historically very often mistaken with ruby. Unlike ruby, however, spinel is only little known to the public. Colorful spinel is a beautiful gemstone for jewelry making, for example, the St. Wenceslas Crown or the British Crown Jewels include the most beatiful spinels of the world.
It is scientifically proven that some spinel crystals formed millions of years ago, at high pressures and temperatures, during the impact of asteroids on Earth, such as the asteroid that was supposed to wipe out dinosaurs. The unusual durability of these crystals allowed them to “survive” intact in these asteroid impact spots until present days. This allows scientists to study spinel deposits and acc. to them identify asteroid impact spots that are already hidden. Thanks to explorating these places are scientists able to discover new insights into the evolution of the Earth and the solar system.
Spinel vibrates with a strong energy that stimulates human inspiration and thus serves as a catalyst for new ideas and ways of thinking. Spinel is known as the “stone of immortality” because it brings freshness, rejuvenates and is associated with the revitalizing energy. Spinel is also a stone of hope because it provides a source of encouragement to solve problems, giving you the strength to face the challenges of life.
This gemstone is also used for its calming effects: it relieves stress and depression.
Country of origin: Burma
Sapphire has always been associated with the royal rank and appears in both British and Czech crown jewels. This gemstone is a blue variety of mineral corund, as well as red ruby. It can therefore be said that sapphire is the blue brother of the ruby.
Sapphire sky blue symbolizes hope, faith and brings protection, happiness and spiritual insight to our lifes. It is not only a symbol of power, but also kindness and wise judgment. Sapphire can keep you on a spiritual path and help ro boost your self-discipline in activities that requiring extreme concentration. In chaotic times of change, Sapphire will help you keep a focused mind.
It is also a perfect gem for anyone who needs help in realising their thoughts, and those who need self-discipline in order to be able to complete the things that they have started.
Sapphire dispels depression and brightens the mood. It brings peace, concentration and restores balance in the body and the mind. It is a very popular stone of Reiki healers, and it is believed that tSapphire amplifies the ability to heal with a human voice.
Sapphire is a gem with great spiritual power that helps us to fully realize the potential of our life. It brings wisdom, truth and dignity to our souls.
Ruby, like blue sapphire, is a variety of corund mineral – alumina silicate, which gained its color thanks to the addition of chromium, iron and titanium.
The intense ruby energy sharpens the mind, expands consciousness and stimulates concentration. It promotes courage and helps to suppress the fear from the supernatural phenomenon and nightmares. It can also spark creativity and open the locked door in the human mind that we would otherwise not dare to enter.
Legends suggest that there is an immortal fire burning in the ruby that can scare away negative people, manipulators, and emotional vampires from our surroundings. The fire power of the ruby is also believed to be able to protect the home from intruders and evil forces. Hindus believe that the red glow of ruby originating from an eternal flame that cannot be extinguished by any mortal. For Buddhists, ruby is the most valuable gift to honor Buddha.
Like the garnet, the ruby is known as the stone of passion. It develops physical love among lovers and stimulates sexual passion. Reportedly also acts as an aphrodisiac for men.
Country of origin: Burma
Element: Fire, Water
Zodiac signs: The bracelet is suitable for all zodiac signs
Bracelet harmonizes Root chakra, Heart chakra, Throat, Third eye and Crown chakra