This rare specimen of Black Spinel with Diopside from the Urals in Russia has an extremely large Black Spinel dominating the matrix. You will receive the exact item pictured above.
Size: 55mm x 60mm
Spinel is a crystal often mistaken for other gemstones – it was only officially recognised as a separate mineral around 150 years ago. Throughout history many famous rubies are actually spinel, such as the Black Prince's ruby in the British Crown Jewels. One of the contributing factors to this confusion is the fact that it can be found alongside ruby and sapphires in deposits, especially the famous sapphire and ruby regions of Myanmar, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.
Spinel can be found in many colours, from bright blues, to reds, pinks and even greens and blacks, and rarely forms in large crystals. Despite this, there are some exceptionally large crystals in existence – one of the largest ever found is the Samarian Spinel, weighing 500cs and measuring 5.5cm in size. According to legend it dates back to the 10th Century BC, and was used to adorn the Biblical Golden Calf, however it is now a part of the Iranian Crown Jewels.
Spinel Metaphysical Properties include:
- Strongly boosts creativity
- Brings bright, positive energy
- Boosts confidence
- Helps to sustain motivation
- Prosperity and abdundance crystal
- Helps to overcome difficult situations
Please note that as crystals and minerals are natural, they may not be as perfect as glass or man-made replicas. Softer stones in particular such as jet and satin spar have natural marks on them, so please handle them gently.
All crystal properties are based on metaphysical beliefs, and should not be used as a substitute for medical care. For metaphysical and geological properties of each crystal, please download our free app, more information here.
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