Tourmaline is a crystalline boron silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and the gemstone can be found in a wide variety of colors.
Brightly colored Ceylonese gem tourmalines were brought to Europe in great quantities by the Dutch East India Company to satisfy a demand for curiosities and gems. Tourmaline was sometimes called the “Ceylonese Sri Lankan Magnet” because it could attract and then repel hot ashes due to its pyroelectric properties.
Tourmalines were used by chemists in the 19th century to polarize light by shining rays onto a cut and polished surface of the gem.
Black Tourmaline can be used to both repel and protect against negativity. It is excellent for deflecting radiation energy. It enhances ones physical well being by providing an increase in physical vitality, emotional stability, and intellectual acuity.
Its wonderful to hold Black Tourmaline in your hand as it has such a positive energy! It is one of the most popular crystals to be used for metaphysical purposes. They are wonderful healing crystals for you to use as they bring relief from pain, boost the immune system, aid stress and arthritis
- Powerful protection against negative energy and intent
- Encourages neutrality and relaxed outlook
- Discharges tension and relieves stress
- Can be used in protection grids in the home