Holy Land
Carmel Sapphire

Holy Land Carmel Sapphire™

The Holy Land Carmel Sapphire™ (first discovered by Shefa in Israel in 2014) is a gem-quality corundum with inclusions of new minerals never found before on earth, one of which was chosen by the International Mineralogical Association (“IMA”) as MINERAL OF THE YEAR 2018.

High gem-quality Carmel Sapphire™ are very rare. The only source in the world is Mt. Carmel, Israel; and less than 2000 Carats were recovered to date.

Sapphire is known worldwide as a precious gem, a variety of the mineral corundum (crystalline form of aluminum oxide (Al2O3)).

Since 2014, a unique corundum mineral named Carmel Sapphire™ has been discovered in the Holy Land of Israel, exclusively within the exploration work of Shefa in Israel.

It occurs in fragmental lavas (tephra, ash) erupted from small volcanoes on Mt Carmel in Late Cretaceous period. It is being mined from placer deposits formed as these volcanoes were eroded, and the Carmel SapphireTM washed down into the drainage of the Kishon River (Lower Galilee). 

These new corundum minerals contain inclusions of a remarkable mineral association, including the first non-outer space sourced natural Tistarite (Ti2O3) mineral (one of the Solar system’s oldest solids), found for the first time in documented history on Earth. The new mineral, discovered by Shefa in Israel, was dubbed “Carmeltazite”, due to its location of discovery on Mt. Carmel (“CARMEL”), and due to its major chemical components, namely, Titanium, Aluminum and Zirconium (“TAZ”).

These inclusions are formed in the most reducing conditions ever reported on Earth; And the major scientific problem posed by the existence of the Carmel Sapphire is “how such conditions could be created on Earth?” 

In January 7, 2019 the company announced that Carmeltazite, the mineral inclusion in the Carmel Sapphire™, has been recognized and approved as a new mineral by the International Mineralogical Association (“IMA“), and chosen by it as MINERAL OF THE YEAR 2018.

Mineral, Metaphysical, and Energetic Properties:

Possible Physical effects:

Helps with all problems that arise through over-acidic conditions, like, for example, rheumatism and gout; and will decrease excessive acid formation in the stomach. Supports the absorption of iron in the intestine, and normalizes conductivity in the nerves. In this way, it helps with symptoms of weakness, slowed down perception, and even with paralysis. Feeds all combustion processes in the body, and, therefore, it is an energy supplier in all cells, tissues, and organs.

Promotes growth and an upright posture in the muscles and bones. Has anti-inflammatory properties, particularly in the case of colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, and kidney infections. Fortifies the heart and the ability to regenerate the organism. Has an antispasmodic effect, particularly with menstrual problems that are connected with delayed menstruation. It also stimulates the liver’s synthesizing function. Helps with all neurological diseases, including: Alzheimer’s, psychosis, autism, and epilepsy. Helps with MS.

Possible Psychological/mental effects:

Has a very calming effect on nervousness, fears, and feelings of guilt. Encourages the expression of feelings, and to release behavioral patterns of holding onto things and holding back. It also stimulates a desire for change and alteration. Promotes creativity and the desire to turn ideas into reality. It mobilizes states of mood that have become rigid or frozen, and provides the possibility for change.

Has an enlivening and freeing effect in the case of claustrophobia, fear, and oppression. It promotes sexual fulfilment, and is helpful with problems of impotency and premature ejaculation. Helps with the release of material worries and blocks, and with letting go of suppressed and retained fears. It encourages symbolic and pictorial thinking, and brings deep insights in dreams. Relieves barriers in intellectual development. Develops innovation capability. Helps calm overstimulation of the brain. Helps develop intuition. Helps sharpen the mind, perception of reality, and self-control.

Possible Spiritual effects:

Can help with a loss of identity, finding out again who we really are and what our task is in life. It encourages a sense of reality, and soberness and alertness at any given moment. Promotes joy in living, and the ability to be creatively active. Ensures survival – in the sense of continuous further development towards optimal conditions.