Umbalite is a stone that encourages kindness, compassion and love. It is a stone that allows one to have gratitude towards the abilities and blessings that he/she has received from the supreme.
Belonging to the family of Pyrope Garnet, Umbalite embraces most of the qualities of a garnet gem. Therefore, it is also known to enhance strength and courage in the human being. It is also believed that it is good to wear Umbalite in the workplace to improve performance and productivity without the loss of quality.
The only source of Umbalite is in Umbria valley, Tanzania, where it is largely mined.
Being the pyrope garnet, Umbalite is basically known to boost blood circulation in the body, and enhancing blood quality. Umbalite is known to treat the disorders of lungs and heart.
This beautiful pink crystal can also be used to treat heartburn, sore throat, and digestive disorders. Umbalite also enhances healthy sexuality.
Umbalite alleviates the anxiety disorders. It heals and soothes the emotional body and allows the heart to open to all the worldly feelings and emotions. This stone is esteemed for enhancing the self-worth of the wearer, and reducing the feelings of discontentment and inadequacy. It supports the wearer in possessing the abilities and qualities that are gifted to him by the supreme, and sharing and spreading them amongst others.
Umbalite Garnet inspires the sense of tenderness and mildness in the body and mind, uniting the ingenious forces of the one’s character with that of mind and body. It strengthens and connects the centre of oneself with that of the outer layers of one’s consciousness. Wearing Umbalite makes one more compassionate and kind.
Umbalite crystals support and heal the heart, base and Crown Chakras.
The heart chakra is located at the centre of the breastbone. It helps in regulating our interaction with the external world without any hesitation and uncertainty. The pink shades of Umbalite instil the feeling of love and compassion in a person. It allows the wearer in determining what to accept and what to sacrifice in life. It creates healthy relationships.
The Base is positioned at the bottom of the spine, which is known to control the kinaesthetic energies and movement. It is the base of the spiritual and physical energies for the body. An unbalanced base chakra instils lethargy and inactivity in the body of the person. It is essential to keep the base chakra in balance to instil sense and security. It also leads to spontaneous leadership and independent approach towards life.
The Crown Chakra is the conduit of one’s mind with that of the outside world. It is a gateway that connects one with the universe that is beyond the reach of the human being. It lets the wearer know his place and job in the world. When the crown chakra is in balance, the energies of the person are in balance. It lets the person stay away from all the negativities of life.
Some facts about Umbalite
Umbalite is a component of the Pyrope Garnet family, which is a combination of Pyrope and Almandine Garnet. This combination also includes a few traces of Spessartine. Umbalite is a rare gemstone, and quite costly.
The name of Umbalite has been derived from the Umba valley in Tanzania where it was discovered in 1978.
On the Moh’s scale of hardness, Umbalite measures in between 7 to 7.5.
|Other Names||Malaia Garnet|
|Refractive Index||1.730 to 1.820|
|Diaphaneity||Transparent to translucent|
|Moh's scale (hardness)||7.5|
|Sources||Umba river valley in Africa|
|Chakra Healing||Root or base chakra, Heart chakra, Crown chakra|
The color of this amazing stone ranges from lighter shades of pink to pale blends of red and violet. The lighter hues make it an exceptional stone and make it closer to a variant known as Umbalite Garnet.