Rose cut faceted black spinel gemstone, set with brass accents, and sterling twist wire on hammered sterling silver band. Size 5.5. All hand fabricated and one of a kind ring.
About the stone: Black Spinel is a rare gemstone, and is a stone of protection, inner peace, and renewal. This is a great stone for ridding of toxins and repels negative energies. Promoting self-confidence and relieving stress, it is said to also usher in courage and facilitate in life changes - whether it be personal or professional. Let this deep, dark stone feel as a cloak of comfort over you and a shield of your own inner power.
Mohs scale: 8
Composition: Vitreous magnesium aluminium oxide or magnesium aluminate
Formation: Naturally occuring. Formed by metamorphic activity that occurs when molten rock combines with limestone or dolomites, leaving behind a deposit that resembles a durable mineral within the rock. This mineral is then mined to leave behind a rare black gemstone that has similar qualities to rubies and sapphires.
Location Found: Primarily Cambodia, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Traces of Spinel have been found across Brazil, Afghanistan, Madagascar, Nepal and Nigeria.