There happen to be several black gemstones, but Black Spinel is considered to be a premier one. Thanks to its hardness and uniform nature, with a high reflectance and lack of cleavage, black spinel has been an excellent gemstone. It has been often called "Black Sapphire". Miners here often call it Blackjack and regard it as an indicator of good sapphire being present in the area. Depending on its quality, its blackness can go from opaque to translucent. Black Spinel has a isometric crystal system and has a hardness rate of 7.5-8.0 mohs.
Black Spinel as a protection
It is believed that Black Spinel helps to protect its owner from harm, to reconcile differences, and to console sadness. Some say that Black Spinel is the stone for people born on Saturday and it is the recommended gift for the 22nd wedding anniversary. While in Western culture, black may be associated with evil or mourning; in other cultures, black may represent power, fertility and wisdom. Black has always been a great option when it comes to style, elegance, and sophistication. Black Spinel is associated with love and helps its wearer to put the ego aside, which results in devotion to another. Black Spinel is also thought to encourage passion and increase life expectancy. It is said to be a protective stone that assists in re-establishing relationships and resolving issues. It is also believed to ease sadness. It is been said that Black Spinel is perfect for detoxing the mind and the spirit. It is very well suited for Scorpio and Taurus sign people. Black Spinel is also a wonderful piece for those with issues of rage who wish to clear it in a gentle healthy way.