Tourmalines Rough

Tourmaline is a crystalline boron silicate mineral with a complex and varied chemical composition. It is a popular gemstone known for its wide range of colors and unique properties. Here are some key characteristics and information about tourmaline. Tourmaline belongs to the trigonal crystal system and has a unique, elongated crystal structure. Its crystals are typically prismatic, and they often have multiple facets.

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Color Variety: Tourmaline is known for its incredible variety of colors. It can occur in almost every color of the rainbow, including black, brown, green, pink, red, blue, and multicolored forms. Some tourmalines even exhibit a color gradient, giving them the appearance of a watermelon's colors (pink at the center and green around the edges), hence the name "watermelon tourmaline.

Hardness: Tourmaline has a hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale, making it durable enough for use in jewelry.

Origin: Tourmaline is found in various parts of the world, including Brazil, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, the United States, and many African countries. Different regions are known for producing tourmalines of specific colors.

Tourmaline Healing Properties

Black Tourmaline: Black tourmaline is often used for protection and grounding. It is believed to absorb negative energy and electromagnetic radiation, making it a popular choice for those who work with computers or other electronic devices. People also use it as a shield against negative thoughts and psychic attacks.

Green Tourmaline: Green tourmaline is associated with the heart chakra and is believed to promote compassion, empathy, and self-acceptance. It can be used to balance and harmonize emotions, helping to release emotional baggage and promote emotional healing.

Pink Tourmaline: Pink tourmaline is associated with the heart and love. It is believed to encourage feelings of love, joy, and emotional healing. This gemstone is often used to attract love and improve relationships, both with oneself and others.

Blue Tourmaline (Indicolite): Blue tourmaline is associated with the throat chakra and communication. It is believed to enhance communication skills, improve self-expression, and promote clarity in thought and speech.

Watermelon Tourmaline: Watermelon tourmaline is a combination of pink and green tourmaline in the same crystal. It is associated with balance and harmony, both in relationships and within oneself. It is believed to help in aligning the heart and mind.

Multi-colored Tourmaline (Rainbow Tourmaline): Multi-colored tourmaline is thought to have the properties of all its individual colors. It is believed to promote balance, creativity, and spiritual growth.

Tourmalinated Quartz: Tourmalinated quartz is a combination of clear quartz and black tourmaline. It is thought to enhance the protective and grounding properties of black tourmaline while also amplifying the energy and clarity of clear quartz.