Spinel is found in a spectrum of different colors, including clear/colorless, black, blue, red, violet, green, brown, yellow, orange and pink. Its name is derived from the Latin word “spinella,” which translates to little thorn, referencing the pointed octahedral shaped crystals that it forms. A stone of renewal, Spinel is a wonderful energy generator that leaves us feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. It offers encouragement and support during difficult times. Spinel brings out the positive aspects of our personality and helps us to be humble in our successes and encouraging during our difficulties. Spinel opens our Chakras and facilitates the rise of Kundalini energy from the base of our spine upward.