Spinel come in a variety of colors and the most valuable is red spinel. Red spinel was in fact thought to be ruby until the 1800's, when it 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 red spinel can be found in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Madagascar.

Astrologically, Red Spinel is an excellent gemstone for strengthening the Sun's influence. It favors our connection to the soul and higher self. This gemstone can boost self-confidence, self-expression and self-discipline. Red spinel has a positive influence on vitality, health and rejuvenation.


Red Spinel