There are many, many collectors and mineral enthusiasts who focus solely on the world of tourmaline. With so many different species and locations from all around the world, it is almost a requirement to have some specimen of tourmaline in your collection. Why not start off with a beautiful dark green from Brazil?
Size: 2.7 x 1.7 x 1.6 in.
Weight: 4.5 oz
Chemical Formula: XY3Z6B3Si6(O,OH)30(OH,F)
Tourmaline is a boron silicate mineral that is formed with elements such as aluminum, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, and potassium. Because it can be formed this so many different ways, it comes in just as many colors. The first tourmalines were said to be brought back to Europe from the Dutch East India Company. It occurs in long, columnar crystals that can be thin or thick and contain a triangular cross-section when cut. Tourmaline crystals are popular among both collectors and jewelers alike as they often contain a multitude of colors that are both vibrant and saturated. Some of the most popular are labeled as "Watermelon Tourmalines" as they are green with a pink center. Others are dichroic, meaning they change colors when viewed from various angles.
Tourmaline is not a one-trick pony when it comes to metaphysics. The most popular tourmaline used during practice is schorl (black tourmaline). However, different colored tourmalines often carry different properties. This is important when learning to work with them...
Pink is used for people dealing with stress and need time to heal. It is often used to assist with panic attacks and build sympathy towards others. This stone radiates love.
Green helps build compassion and friendship. Like other green stones, it attracts success, wealth, and more importantly, health.
Blue drives passion towards one's goals. It leads to a sense of desire and fulfillment.
Black is used in protecting from negative energies brought toward you and building inner wisdom, stability, and patience.
Red encourages inner strength, uniting the body and mind with passion. It is said to bring joy and devotion.
You will receive the tourmaline specimen pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.