Tourmaline is a crystal silicate mineral with a hardness of 7 – 7 1/2. Tourmaline is found in a variety of colors. It is often found in green, red, yellow and pink. Because tourmaline is available in so many colors, it is known in ancient Egyptian legends as the “Rainbow Stone”. It is believed to have traveled along a rainbow from the earth’s heart up towards the sun, thus collecting all the colors of the rainbow on its journey. Tourmaline is said to be the stone of true love and success in all endeavours. Tourmaline often comes from Sri Lanka, Brazil, Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.
Tourmaline increases flexibility, happiness, objectivity, compassion and serenity. It also enhances tolerance and understanding. It is a stone that is very helpful for channeling. Tourmaline is also a very protecting stone. It is called the Poet’s Stone. Tourmaline is often associated with the heart chakra, particularly watermelon tourmaline, where it opens one to accept love.
Black tourmaline, also known as schorl is excellent for grounding excess energy. It is a well known as a purifying stone that deflects and transforms negative energy, and thus is very protective. It can transform and remove negativity from an individual or an environment. It is often used as an aura cleanser, and can help one attain higher levels of awareness.
Emotional properties: Black tourmaline is excellent for dispelling fears, obsessions, and neuroses, bringing emotional stability. Physically, black tourmaline is said in crystal healing to strengthen the immune system, help with heart disease, arthritis, and gout.SHOP GREEN TOURMALINE JEWELRY
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