Red Spinel is equal to ruby in many respects , Spinel contains fewer inclusions than a ruby and has greater fire and brilliance. This is a Vietnamese bright red color ruby from Luc-yen mine. It is a fine grade Spinel with low iron content.
Spinel is the magnesium-aluminum member of the larger spinel group of minerals with chemical formula MgAl₂O₄
This oxide mineral is a Cubic crystal system with 7.5–8.0 hardness according to the Mohs hardness scale. Spinels Specific Gravity is depending on the composition of chemicals such as Zn-rich spinel can be as high as 4.40, otherwise, it averages from 3.58 to 3.61. Spinel has many colors such as red, pink, blue, lavender/violet, dark green, brown, black, colorless, gray.
Some red and pink spinels have fluorescence under UV Light. also, Some spinels have magnetism Weak to medium. Spinels are found in Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Myanmar, Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria.
Healing Properties of Spinels 👇
Spinel is known as the stone of revitalization. This MgAl2O4 mineral powers make the gums and teeth stronger and is also beneficial for gums, skin, slimming the healthy and overweight body and cancer healing. Spinel promotes physical vitality, refills the energy and eases exhaustion. Spinel is a very soothing stone, as it calms and relieves stress, anxiety, PTSD and depression. Also, Spinel is working with chakra balancing.
Black Spinel – Earth Star Chakra
Red or Pink – Spinel Base Chakra
Green Spinel – Heart chakra
Blue Spinel – Throat chakra
Purple Spinel – Crown chakra