Umbalite - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History And Myths

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.

Where is Umbalite found?

The only source of Umbalite is in Umbria valley, Tanzania, where it is largely mined.

Healing Properties

Benefits of Umbalite

  • Physical Healer

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.

  • Emotional Healer

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.

  • Spiritual Healer

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.

  • Heals and Balances Chakra

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.

Umbalite Facts

Some facts about Umbalite

  • The divinatory meaning of Umbalite says that one must utilise the zeal and the power that it has in creative and imaginative thing of life.
  • Being a variant of Garnet, it honours Sekhmet, the Egyptian goddess of war. Moreover, it also honours the Greek goddess of harvest known as Demeter.
  • Umbalite is the traditional birthstone of January.
  • It is good for people born under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius.
  •  As an amulet, Umbalite was a great protection against the effects of poison.
  • Being a Feng Shui element, Umbalite is believed to utilise fire energy that brings warmth, enthusiasm, and activity in the wearer, and the place where it is kept.

Metaphysical Properties

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.

Umbalite Color

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.

  • CleavageNone
  • Other NamesMalaia Garnet
  • Crystal Habit
  • StreakWhite
  • Refractive Index1.730 to 1.820
  • DiaphaneityTransparent to translucent
  • Mohs scale (hardness)7-7.5
  • SourcesUmba river valley in Africa
  • Chemical formula(Mg,Fe)3Al2(SiO4)3
  • LustreVitreous
  • ColorRed, violet
  • Chakra HealingRoot or base chakra,Heart chakra,Crown Chakra
  • BirthstoneJanuary
  • Zodiacaquarius
Write Comments
  • Bravo
    Nov 10, 2014, 5:55:15 PM

    Umbalite is believed to be the best Feng Shui charm that uses the fire power that attracts enthusiasm in the wearer so that he may proceed towards hard work to attain the success in his life. I think I have got an apt gemstone. Suggest me should I go for it?

  • Gemexi
    Nov 21, 2014, 1:49:54 PM

    Yeah Bravo… you may opt for this talisman. It is suitable for the one who is Aquarian. But if you are not then you may seek an advice from your astrologer. He will read your horoscope and will suggest you an apt gemstone that will be beneficial for you.

  • Robert
    Apr 17, 2015, 2:40:44 AM

    umbalite is January birthstone..I am also January born...i have read about its various properties..should i try it out...please help me with a suggestion..

  • Jill
    May 2, 2015, 2:51:01 AM

    Umbalite suits January you should try fact you may also relate your needs with its properties so that you may get the perfect match...or ask your astrologer...he will guide you...Best of Luck..!!

  • rita
    Jan 30, 2016, 12:24:10 AM

    I'm writing a book right now a days. So i got this nice information about Umbalite stone. It soothes the anxiety and emotional level of people. It makes people strong and active.\n\nI really like this stone personally.

  • Nicole
    Jul 28, 2019, 10:37:10 PM

    Beautiful work is done by you guys. Thanks.

  • keithy
    Nov 14, 2019, 9:54:20 PM

    What a shiny beautiful and fine quality gemstone...Thank you so much gemexi

  • karolin
    Jan 7, 2020, 9:44:54 PM

    Very amazing and beautiful gemstone. Especially its healing properties are also very attractive and useful.

  • hamley
    Jul 24, 2020, 5:33:08 AM

    This umbalite jewelry has appealing designs. Lovely!

  • Linda
    Dec 29, 2020, 6:30:30 AM

    Umbalite! a beautiful pink gemstone. This stone is helping me a lot in regulating my blood requirements. I am wearing it from last 6 months and I am amazed with the results, Thank you Gemexi.

    Dec 30, 2020, 4:43:56 AM

    Linda, Thank you so much:)

  • Emma
    Jun 8, 2021, 11:05:25 AM

    Umbalite is quite an admirable stone... I really like it. But I want to make sure that do this stone really works like a lucky charm??. I am really dead these days. Everything is going wrong in my life. So I need this luck kinda thing very much. Somebody, please advise??..

    Jun 9, 2021, 6:34:44 AM

    Hello Emma, Yes, it will really work as a Lucky charm for you and I wish that you will soon come out of the bad days, and from all negative energies. Also, I would suggest you to please consult with your astrologer once.

  • kanonn
    Jun 23, 2022, 7:19:39 AM

    Great work by Gemexi. It delivered me a pretty Umbalite ring in time and hassle-free. I am so glad that I ordered it from Gemexi.

    Jun 23, 2022, 11:42:02 AM

    Thankyou Kanonn for shopping with us..:) We are glad to know you have liked our jewelry collection and services. Hope to assist you again.. Happy Shopping with us :)

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