Spinel – Lavender Lust – Tanzanite

One, who wears Spinel possesses wealth.

The Great Imperial Crown was made for Empress Catherine II the Great's Coronation in 1762. The large red stone at the crest of the crown is the second largest known spinel, weighing 398 carats. It has been titled: "Catherine the Great's Ruby

The Great Imperial Crown was made for Empress Catherine II the Great’s Coronation in 1762. The large red stone at the crest of the crown is the second largest known spinel, weighing 398 carats. It has been titled: “Catherine the Great’s Ruby

Spinel is often called the great imposter of the gemstone world, being mistaken for all sorts of other gemstones, often on purpose. Spinel is commonly mistaken for ruby, sapphires and tanzanite.

Tanzanite Spinel, a zoisite mineral crystal, is a young and precious gemstone. Rarity as an added plus on its price tag, tanzanite is already, a much demanded and intriguing gem, since its discovery in 1967.

As the name suggests, this beautifully rich blue, blue to purple-blue, transparent variety, is found in Tanzania. However, a new green variety is recently found. It actually appears a lovely yellowish-green to gray-green to a bluish-green. This type of gemstone is found in Kenya too.

Tanzanite, a gem material is really scarce till today. However, it has reached to fame in a short while as an object of desire worldwide. This fact will keep tanzanite’s value up always as demanded, as interest continues to grow. Moreover, the actual trade secret also, lies in enhancement or transformation of color. Heat treatment is the reason for tanzanite’s dramatic, soft velvety sparkle.Spinel0

Tanzanite is a relatively hard stone with 8.5 Mohs’ scale. It is brittle and can chip easily. Therefore, cutters have to take special care while shaping such pretty charms, providing with different faceted cuts and designs. The main motto is to give a perfect sparkling brilliance, much retained carat weight, and protect it from excessive damage (to set in a very protective setting).

For everyday wear, tanzanite trinkets are modestly prepared. Be it tanzanite rings, earrings or pendants, cuts are very important as far as, its light reflection is taken as priority. Tanzanite earrings have been a rage amongst women always.

Remarkable pleochroic property comes useful in its color, enhanced after treated. When rough tanzanite crystals are seen from different angles, they show three different colors. If the stone doesn’t show adequate intensity in color, they are heat treated. Heated at special furnaces at temperatures of 900-1250F, initiates that marvelous, soft gleam inside the stone.

If crystals are large and bigger than, they are required to be stimulated at higher temperatures. Therefore, those common looking, brown to yellow-honey looking crystals turn into those mesmerizing and tantalizing inky-blue tanzanite gemstones. In addition, the ones which are already inky blue turn into those magnificent intense blue.

As discussed above, tanzanite’s pricing is mainly set with its intensity of color. Because of such a highly coveted status of tanzanite, human mimicry of this desired gemstone has resulted in presence of imitations and fraudulent.

Apart from these, a tanzanite is commonly mistaken with amethyst, iolite, sapphire, spinel, or synthetic corundum. Therefore buying any gemstone, it is suggested to have a gemstone lab tested or bought from a reputable retailer with a written guarantee or receipt.

There are many convincing glass imitations and doublets to fool people. It’s like glass tops are given a tanzanite top or crown or two colorless synthetic sapphires are stuck together with lavender-colored glue.

Mystical Properties:
Spinel is said to be able to clarify thoughts and creative ideas, as well as attracting the help that is required for any given situation.

Black will help one be in charge of situations and to handle other people in a correct manner.

Blue or Gray colored spinel will enhance discrimination, especially about friends and what situations we become involved in, also quite good for spiritual communication.

Dark Green is said to enhance communication skills as well as increase money.

Light Green is told to be worn when one feels fear.

Pink is the color that is quite good for couples in relationships as it fosters love.

Peach is said to build self-esteem and soften criticism towards others or oneself.

Red is excellent for increasing vitality, confidence and leadership.

Violet is used to avoid being victimize, and helps enhance communication between generations.

Yellow is said to be for those with low self-esteem as it fosters a stronger belief in one’s own abilities.

Spinel is a high energy stone, used to lend the body energy and to heal physical energy blockages. The beautiful gemstone has a calming effect on all kinds of inflammations, even neurits and it’s symptoms are told to benefit from it. It will speed the recovery of all diseases associated with movement, including issues with joints, bones and muscles. Spinel will actually grant strength to the wearer and increase her powers of self healing, this makes it possible for one to protect oneself from the troublesome influences of others

Spinel is used in magic to lend energy to the physical body, it is also worn for the same purpose. I can be used to boost physical strength during periods of excessive exertion; it is also used in spells designed to attract riches and wealth.Spinel4

Dark blue spinel is linked to Sagittarius, red is told to be effective for Scorpio, it symbolized purposefulness, and helps the wearer to recognize what is right for her as well as granting the energy to act accordingly.


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