Red Spinel

Spinel come in a variety of colors and the most valuable is red spinel. Fine red spinel is almost as rare as ruby of similar color. It was actually thought to be ruby until the 1800's, when red spinel was first recognized as a separate gemstone. Ruby is a variety of corundum while red spinel is a magnesium aluminum oxide mineral. Fine specimens of this beautiful gem can be found in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Madagascar.

Red Spinel is an excellent gemstone for the Sun and has a positive influence on vitality, health and rejuvenation. It can strengthen self-confidence, aid self-expression and increase self-discipline. A fine red spinel can help us feel more connected to the soul and higher self.

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