Why hello August, fancy seeing you here! Now that July has come and gone, let’s dive into a new birthstone guide. We discussed peridot last year and this August, we’re talking all things spinels! This gem has many unique properties that you’ll want to hear about. Let’s get started!
With the spinel, its name derives from not one but TWO different languages! In Latin, the name spinel derives from the word “spinella”, meaning little thorn. Interesting, but how did this come about? Well, it’s all because of the little sharp points on the crystal! In Greek, spinel is derived from the word “spinther”, which means sparkling. This truly makes sense since the spinel is quite the sparkly gem!
The spinel comes in a wide range of colors! From orange to red, vibrant shades of pink, and all shades of purple, blue, blueish green, and violet. What causes these unique and array of colors? Some spinels include traces of chromium, iron, and cobalt which makes colors more intense and vibrant. How cool is that? At our shop, we offer quite a few different spinel options like our Chrome Grey Purple Spinel Juniper for those that like a uniquely colored gemstone.
The spinel has an interesting beginning to it as it was often mistaken as other gems! Many thought that they were rubies and sapphires but when they were looked at further, they realized they had another gem on their hands. When stones were mined for the royal courts of Rome and China, they thought they were going to be getting rubies and sapphires but instead they were receiving spinels. Other places such as Central and southeast Asia had plenty of spinel crystals and became known as Balbas rubies. These were favored by the emperors and kings. Talk about fancy schmancy, huh?
Spinel & Astrology
Who’s down to learn a little astrology behind this gem? The spinel is the zodiac stone of Sagittarius, Scorpio, Taurus, and Aries. This stone will help you realize your purpose and give you the energy to go out and live a meaningful life. There’s nothing you can’t do with this stone in your possession!
Known as the stone of revitalization and immortal beauty, spinels will help re-energize every aspect of your life to the max! If you’re feeling low, wearing a piece of spinel jewelry will be there to pick you up and encourage you to love yourself. Positivity is key with the spinel and you will find a greater appreciation for the beauty of all things in life.
Speaking of positivity, this gem is known to bring out all the positive sides of your personality! Kindness, compassion, and gratitude are just some of the key traits that will come forth even more and make negative thoughts or feelings disappear. Say buh-bye to the bad ju-ju!
In the metaphysical properties department, the spinel will push you to accomplish your dreams while relieving you of any stress or anxiety that may occur during this pursuit. This gem allows you to find new ways of thinking in order for you to reach your end goal and give you strength to face any obstacles that come your way. A spinel will make you persistent and when you get the outcome you wanted, you will achieve this success with humility. This stone is perfect for all you workaholics out there!
One last thing that the spinel will do for you is help you look forward to the future. You probably have a dream board or bucket list full of things that you want to accomplish and this gem will help you get ready to do those things when everything aligns. Have you always wanted to write a book, travel to a place you’ve never been before, or even achieve a certain career goal? The spinel can get you a step closer to anything you wish for in no time!
What L&P Offers
Here at L&P, we offer a sweet range of spinels that may suit your fancy! If you don’t see something that you like, fear not. We have a custom design process that will allow you to create your own one of a kind piece. Feel free to contact us or schedule a consultation so that we can start the process of bringing your dream ring to life. We make dreams come true here at Love & Promise!
Did you enjoy learning about all these fascinating spinel facts? As always, be sure to follow us on our socials, check out our website, and subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with all the latest and greatest here at Love & Promise. Have a great birthday month August Rosettes!3