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A beautiful stone connected with new beginnings and rejuvenation. Spinel can be white, red, blue, violet, yellow, orange, green or brown. It's most popularly found in Red or Blue and throughout history, Red Spinel stones were often mistaken for Rubies.
Physical Energy Properties: Helps to keep a youthful appearance and longevity. It’s beneficial for inflammation, neuritis and swelling. Helps to speed up the recovery of diseases and helps to help and strengthen joints, bones and muscles.
Emotional Energy Properties: Assists you in achieving your goals and feeling proud of your accomplishments. Brings out your true personality and teaches you how to be more of yourself without fear of what others may think. Gives you strength in new beginnings and protects you from outside influences that may not be in your best interest. While there are slight variances in different colours, the base energies are consistent.
Chakras: Red Spinel is associated with the Root Chakra, Blue Spinel connects with the Throat chakra, Brown Spinel relates to the Earth chakra which helps to ground you. Green is for the Heart chakra, Violet is for the Third Eye chakra, Orange is for the Sacral chakra and Yellow is for the Solar Plexus chakra. White connects will all of the chakras especially the crown chakra.
Astrological signs: Related to Aries and Sagittarius.
History: Red Spinel had been confused with rubies throughout history, it was even called the Balas Ruby in medieval times. During 1000 to 1900 AD it was mined in Tanzania and Burma in The Badakhshan mines which also show up in the diary of Marco Polo. Mariners used a form of spinel called lodestone as early as the 11th century in their compasses to guide their ships. The stone was officially recognized as a gemstone in the 19th century.
Where it's found: Found in Canada, the United States, Japan, China, India, Myanmar, Russia, Brazil and Europe.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Spinel has a Mohs Hardness of 8 with a cubic crystal structure, and it’s found in a variety of colours as mentioned above. Spinel is found in granites and metamorphic rocks and is usually found with corundum. The best way to identify Red Spinel from Rubies and Garnet is that it has a very high melting point of 2,135 degrees Celsius. Red and blue Spinel are the most valuable and sought after because they look most like rubies and sapphires.
How to use it: Place each colour of Spinel on the corresponding chakra to balance and clear the chakras. Wear in jewelry such as necklaces, earrings and bracelets.
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