Black tourmaline is one of the most highly regarded crystal stones for jewellery makers worldwide. Today we are going to run through the black tourmaline benefits, the meaning and the healing properties of this beautiful stone.
In addition to covering black tourmaline, we'll cover all the various colours this beautiful, natural crystal comes in.
Tourmaline is a semi-precious gemstone used in various industries ranging from jewellery, cosmetics to medicine. It is a crystalline boron silicate mineral compounded with elements such as magnesium, iron, aluminium, potassium or lithium.
Derived from a Sinhalese phrase "turamali" meaning a 'stone mixed with vibrant colours', tourmaline gemstones are available in a wide variety of colours ranging from meadow- green to vibrant yellow, magenta to teal --blue and black. Black tourmaline is the one we tend to get the most demand for.
However, the colour of each tourmaline crystal is unique because it is believed that no tourmaline stones have the same colour.
Tourmaline is also known as 'electric stone' as it can produce its own electric charge when it is heated or cooled to extremes or put under considerable pressure.
In one word, versatility. Tourmaline jewellery is not only famous because of its high quality, attractive and shiny look but is also revered as a 'magic stone' that is capable of protecting the person who wears it.
Also, when a touch of tourmaline crystal is used in jewellery, it not just increases its value but also helps enhance the overall look of the jewellery piece.
Tourmaline gemstones are available in almost all colours and the black stone is the most widely known.
While magnesium rich varieties are available in brown to yellow colours, iron-rich tourmaline is available in black to bluish black to deep brown colour.
Additionally, lithium rich tourmaline is available in almost any colour, such as green-yellow, blue, red and pink.
With a wide variety of colours options available, wearing black tourmaline jewellery will allow you to accessorise your outfits and enhance your overall look.
Apart from being known as a symbol of fashion, tourmaline jewellery is also loved to be worn in many countries for their metaphysical purpose.
For instance, while green tourmaline crystal is worn by people to help improve their physical health, pink tourmaline crystal is associated with romance, love, and spiritual heart.
Blue tourmaline crystal helps improve meditation; black tourmaline crystal is worn to help protect people from negativity.
According to Judy Hall, Author of the crystal book called The Crystal Bible, (black tourmaline) 'grounds spiritual energy, clears and balances all the chakras, and forms a protective shield around the body.'
Hall goes on to suggest, 'Psychologically, Tourmaline aids in understanding oneself and others, taking you deep into yourself, promoting self-confidence and diminishing fear. It banishes any feeling of being a victim and attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance, and prosperity.'
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Tourmaline is the birthstone for October along with opal.
The tourmaline crystal is a favourite of many because it comes in a rainbow of colours such as pink, orange cranberry, magenta, ocean blue, yellow, forest green and many more.
Tourmaline is a mixed stone and is known to display one colour at a time in its stone structure. The month of October is considered one of the most vibrant months of the year and has all the colour variations found in a tourmaline as well as opal stones.
Tourmaline is the spiritual birthstone of Libra.
This is because during the time of the sign (23.09 -23.10) the planet receives some significant outpourings of subtle spiritual energy from the temple of Liberty, the original temple of Libra.
Tourmaline is especially vulnerable to the radiation of this temple. Therefore, a Libran can get a beneficial energy boost if they choose to wear a tourmaline gemstone.
One of the primary causes of chronic illness is an overflow of toxins in the body.
Tourmaline is a powerful natural detoxifier and is said to help reduce toxin-related ailments. It's detoxifying effects on the body's tissues, organs and nervous system not only can help boost circulation and enhance the immune system but also helps you stay stressfree, concentrate more effectively and may help you sleep better.
Balance the chakras:
Tourmaline crystal wands are excellent tools for energising and balancing the chakras. For best results, always match the coloured crystals with the colours associated with the primary chakra.
Ward off nightmares:
If you one of those people who has been recently having a lot of nightmares and are unable to sleep due to your lucid dreams, it is time you get a tourmaline crystal into your life.
Tourmaline has traces of iron that can help fight off a nightmare and help you have a restful sleep.
Helps clear negativity:
Black tourmaline crystal is one of those healing crystals that can help provide protection and elimination of negative energy.
When placed in home or office, these healing crystals work like a sponge and soak all the negative energy surrounding the area. It works as a powerful protector and prevents bad energy from getting into your psyche.
If you are looking to turn your negative energies into positive energy, then having black tourmaline around you is very beneficial. There are a number of parents who like to give black tourmaline to their teenagers to help them form more of a positive attitude during those tough high school days.
Wearing tourmaline as a jewellery piece works well to help you get the maximum benefit from this crystal. For those who feel they are stuck in a negative environment, a natural crystal with black tourmaline to sit on your table will work equally as well.
When placed in and around your space, these healing crystals help rebalance positive and negative energies.
However, avoid using a crystal for healing purposes especially if you are suffering from a chronic illness. Consulting your doctor and seeking immediate medical treatment would always be a wise decision in such cases.
There are many different types of tourmaline available including tumbled stones, black tourmaline orgonite pyramids, black tourmaline sphere, crystal points, tourmaline wands, tourmalinated quartz, crystal clusters, black tourmaline pendant, chakra stones and black tourmaline bracelets to name a few.
No matter which type of tourmaline crystal piece you get, be sure to cleanse your crystal tourmaline pieces when you get them.
Not only is black tourmaline a beautiful crystal but when it is carved and shaped into an elegant jewellery piece, it is stunning.
Black tourmaline has a special place in every crystal lovers collection.