Coming from mines in Tanzania, spinel is said to have a double etymology both Greek: "spark" and Latin: "spina", which means "thorn". It is an oxide of aluminum and magnesium colored by the presence of iron, chromium, cobalt or vanadium. It is found in white, saffron yellow, sky blue, navy, indigo, red, crimson red, orange and black. The symbolism of spinel is associated with courage and power.
They also come from Tanzania. The term "Garnet" comes from the Latin "malum granatum" meaning "grain apple, pomegranate" for its color and the Latin "granum" meaning "grain" for its shape. Garnet has many properties, bringing joie de vivre, energy, courage and self-confidence. It is associated with the power of willpower and success.
Garnet exists in a farandole of colors through its different incarnations: spessartites ranging from deep blue to light gray, rhodolites from almost purple red to baby pink, and tsavorites to deep, changing greens.
Tourmaline has an intriguing etymology, mixing the Greek "tourmalos" meaning "attractive stone" and the Sinhalese "turamali" which evokes "stones of mixed colors". Rosa Maïtea chooses it in its bewitching emerald green and delicate pink versions. Tourmaline, a stone with a thousand facets, is believed to have powers of harmonization and protection, as well as an ability to bring emotional balance.