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Spinel (Red) – Crystal Healing

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Spinel (Red) – Crystal Healing

The origin of the name is uncertain, but the Greek word “spinos” means “spark”, which could refer to the white streaks in this stone.

Colour and description

This gem comes in blue, red, violet, and brown, yet it is the red stone that is commonly used in healing. The red is due to chromium deposits.

Where is it found 

Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Brazil, US, Germany, Italy, Afghanistan, and the former USSR.

Hardness: 8

(Talc is the softest at number 1 and diamond the hardest at number 10.)

Structure: Isometric crystalline structure.


Crystal healers use Spinel to treat the following conditions:

Increases willingness: It also inspires you to complete projects.

Detoxification: Used in conjunction with fasting or enemas. 

Skin cleanser: Clears skin during and after detoxification.

Leg conditions: If worn over the solar plexus area, this stone is said to ease all ills associated with the legs.

Element: Fire

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