Black Tourmaline Crystals
Tourmaline is widely known to be a black crystal, but tourmaline crystals come in colors such as pink, blue and green. This special crystal can be both translucent or opaque, some crystals of tourmaline can contain 2-3 different colors. These crystals are thought to contain calm and soothing energy, this is why it's associated with mediation. Other qualities of the tourmaline crystal include reconciliation, compassion, tolerance and friendships. We offer you some unique Tourmaline items that may come in the form of tumbled stones, clusters, jewelry and many more. We also have some special pieces that combine this mineral with others like Clear Quartz, Albite and Muscovite! Read more about tourmaline at the bottom of the page!
What Is Tourmaline?
Pegmatites and metamorphose limestones that have been in contact with granite are rich sources for Tourmaline minerals. These valuable gems are created under high temperature and pressure conditions, when certain elements come together to form different species, these include but are not limited to Rubellite, Indicolite, Schorl, Dravite, Achroite Paraiba , Verdelite and Uvitie – all of them are distinguished by their unique coloring. The complexity of the crystal structure coupled with its chemistry also give rise to a fascinating play between polarity and coloration in these gemstones!
Tourmaline is a captivating boron silicate mineral with an intricate structure, scoring 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness and demonstrating brittle fractures when broken. Tourmaline also exhibits a remarkable "pyroelectricity" property which can draw tiny lightweight objects towards it when heated or rubbed! The name 'Tourmaline' derives from the ancient Sinhalese word “turmali”, used to refer to all hues of precious gems found in Sri Lanka.
Where Can You Find Tourmaline?
Tourmaline is a gemstone that can be found in many different countries around the world, including Brazil, Italy, India and Burma. It's also mined throughout Africa in nations such as Nigeria, Namibia, Mozambique and Kenya as well as Madagascar and Tanzania.
Tourmaline stones are used to bolster grounding and calming energies, allowing your mind to be filled with positive energy and creative thinking. The black variant is particularly renowned for warding off negative feelings and anxiety. Furthermore, it provides you with a sense of understanding towards others in tense situations; thus introducing compassion into difficult conversations.
Tourmalines are a great way to balance and cleanse the chakras. Schorl is connected with the Base Chakra, providing emotional stability for its user. To purify your Throat Chakra, Indicolite can be used as an effective tool. Pink and green Tourmaline create equilibrium in the Heart Chakra; allowing you to open up yourself more deeply towards love - both giving it and receiving it!
Tourmaline may be an ideal choice for introducing a sense of calmness to your living space. According to Feng Shui Bagua maps, it’s recommended that you place it near the front door, this will safeguard the home against any unwelcome energies.
Tourmaline also makes for a wonderful gift, we have a wide variety of tourmaline crystals to buy. While our inventory is always changing, we carry tourmaline bracelets, earrings, necklaces and raw tourmaline crystals. Tourmaline gemstones can also be used for meditation and crystal gridding practices, or just kept as a pocket stone - perfect for Libra & Virgo placements!