Spinel is probably the most underappreciated gemstone and some of the world’s most illustrious “rubies” are actually spinel. The so-called “Black Prince’s ruby” is a historic red gem set in England’s Imperial State Crown, which is displayed in the Tower of London. It first appeared in the historical records of fourteenth-century Spain, and was owned by a succession of Moorish and Spanish Kings before Edward, Prince of Wales, who was known as the “Black Prince”, received the stone in 1367 as payment for a battle victory. Since then, thorugh many other English monarchs, including Henry VIII, the gemstone has outlasted them all, surviving fires, attempted theft, and World War II bombing raids, to become one of the centerpieces of England’s Crown Jewels.
SPINEL is known as the Stone of Revitalization as it re-energizes all aspects of yourself, and as the Stone of Immortality because it brings freshness to all your pursuits and endeavors. This makes it an excellent stone for workaholics. It will help release your stress and anxieties, and it will replenish your low energy levels, and brings inspiration and new hope.
Spinel will enhance all the positive sides of your personality. It will help you achieve success with humility, and it will help you accept your failures with optimism. The energies of this stone will help you find new ways of thinking and give you the strength to face life’s challenges. It will make you more persistent and determined not to crumble under pressure, and it will make you look forward to the future when this difficult period is over. This stone will also strengthen your intuition and bring a balance to your emotions. It will boost your creativity and give you mental clarity.
The energies of this stone will increase your intellect and allow you to harness your personal power. It will stimulate your creativity and help you move past your fears and insecurities. Spinel will give insight into your material or financial problems, and it will give you the physical strength to keep going and follow through. It will help you get rid of all your negative thoughts and feelings. Instead, Spinel will foster the spirit of appreciation and gratitude. This stone will help you in releasing your worries, and it will make you less resistant to change.
Spinel is a stone that will help get rid of your body’s toxins and wastes, both in the physical and energetic sense. It renews your energy through body and mind rejuvenation and assists in overcoming tough circumstances. It will open your chakras and stimulate kundalini energies to travel up your spine. This stone will align your physical, emotional, and etheric bodies. It will remove all the blockages that are preventing a smooth energy flow. Spinel will also cleanse your aura and activate your connections to your physical body. It will also open your earth chakra and give you grounding energies. It will stimulate higher communication and mysticism and links the chakras in your physical body with your crown chakra.
Spinel vibrates with the energies of inspiration and beauty and will open and align your heart chakra, as well as encourage kindness, compassion, and love in you. It will serve as a catalyst so that you will have a better appreciation for the beauty of love and life.
HERKIMER DIAMONDS are the most powerful of all quartz crystals, as high energy seekers manifesting pure, solid light and powerful amplifiers of spiritual energy. As perfect conduits of the universal Life Force, Herkimer Diamonds are exceptional healing crystals, and are used in meditations, dream and vision work, and advanced spiritualization applications. The Herkimer Diamond is an "attunement stone," useful for attuning to another person, group, or environment, and carries an energy of delicate harmony and an understanding of the essential being within the self. It allows for appreciation of all that is within us, and encourages us to recognize that there is "nothing to become," that we already are what we are seeking and only need to allow the actualization.
3mm AAA+ grade faceted Spinel beads
Pendant: Herkimer Diamond, 2.7 Carat (approximate)
14k Gold Filled clasp
7 inches in length
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Caring for Your Jewellery
Scot & Saxon sources AAA and higher quality crystals and gemstones. All beads and pendants are handcrafted, therefore, there may be slight variations in craftsmanship or natural characteristics in the crystals that are unique and individual to each piece. These characteristics are considered part of the character of the item, and are not considered a defect. Scot & Saxon jewellery is delicate. Please do not allow your pieces to get wet, wear while exercising, or wear while sleeping. Protect your jewellery from scratches and tarnish by storing in the velvet bag. Polish your jewellery frequently with a soft cloth to maintain its original finish. Put your jewellery on last when dressing, and gently take off first when undressing. Protect your jewellery from impact against hard surfaces and avoid contact with abrasive surfaces. Avoid contact with water.
Sterling Silver is composed of .925 pure Silver and plated with a thin layer of pure Silver. Silver tarnishes with prolonged exposure to oxygen, which may quicken if the Silver is near salt water or products containing sulfur. While Sterling Silver beads are of an extremely high quality, they may fade if worn carelessly or scratched deeply.
24k Vermeil Gold
24k Vermeil Gold is plated over .925 Sterling Silver. Using a nickel-free process, the Silver is plated with 1 micron of 18K Gold for strength, and then followed by 2 microns of 24k Gold. Vermeil Gold may show signs of tarnish if left in the open air. While Vermeil Gold beads are of an extremely high quality, they may fade if worn carelessly or scratched deeply.
When Crystal Jewellery Breaks
Owning crystal jewellery or a mala is a lesson in and of its own, of learning to let go and release in order to grow. Scot & Saxon jewellery is intended to be worn on a regular basis, which is another reason why care must be taken to ensure they remain in excellent condition long term. A broken crystal jewellery piece or mala symbolizes a broken cycle in your life. It means you have learned an important lesson or cleared a karmic cycle. You don't 'need' that particular crystal, which resonated with you when you needed it, anymore. A broken crystal jewellery piece or mala is a sign that it's time to bring new intentions into your life as you have outgrown the current one. It is said when crystal jewellery or mala breaks you are not supposed to fix it. Instead, you collect the beads and pieces and place them in a place that is special for you; the crystals still work, so keep them nearby for their energetic benefits. You are now ready for the next step, with new lessons and more karma to clear to continue your personal growth, and it is time to connect with and choose a new crystal. This being said, it is understandable that you may feel compelled to preserve your investment. You may request a re-stringing for $50 if you would like your piece restored.