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Black Tourmaline

Tourmaline is a complex silicate of boron and aluminum, whose composition varies widely because of substitutions. Black (schorl), blue (indicolite), pink and red (rubellite), brown (dravite), green, multicolored, rarely white; vitreous; streak white. Hexagonal, usually short to long prismatic crystals that commonly have a rounded triangular cross section, striated lengthwise; also radiating, columnar, compact. Tourmaline is harder than apatite and further distinguished from apatite and beryl by striations. Tourmaline forms in igneous and metamorphic rocks and veins. It occurs with lepidolite, microcline, and spodumene in granite pegmatites and others. Tourmaline is widely used as a semiprecious gemstone.
Even though tourmaline has been known since antiquity in the Mediterranean region, the Dutch imported it only in 1703 from Sri Lanka to Western and Central Europe. They gave the new gems a Sinhalese name, Turamali, which is thought to mean "stone with mixed colors."
There are many varieties recognized in the trade today.

Metaphysical Properties: Black Tourmaline crystals deflect and repel negative energy, especially psychic attack. Protects against "spells," and ill-wishing. Grounds spiritual energy, increases physical vitality. Defends against debilitating disease, strengthens immune system. Treats dyslexia and arthritis. Earth chakra.
 




Green Tourmaline
Astrological Sign of Capricorn

The appearance of Tourmaline is shiny, opaque or transparent, long striated or hexagonal structure. Colors are black, grown, green, pink, yellow, blue, watermelon, blue-green and red (Rubelite).
Some of the properties of Tourmaline are that it cleanses, purifies and transforms dense energy to lighter vibration. It grounds spiritual energy, and clears chakras as well as forms protective shields. Tourmaline also releases tension and attracts inspiration, compassion,  tolerance and prosperity.
Green Tourmaline on the other hand, opens the Heart chakra, promotes compassion and balance. Green Tourmaline transforms negative to positive energy and overcomes problems with father figures. It also facilitates the study of herbalism and heals plants. This stone is said to treat eyes, heart, thymus, brain, immune system and facilitates weight loss while it purifies and strengthens the nervous system. Use Green Tourmaline to relieve chronic fatigue and exhaustion. It is also written that Green Tourmaline rejuvenates and inspires creativity.
You do not need to be a gemstone expert in order to appreciate the fascination of Green Tourmalines. The colors are wonderfully harmonic and pleasant, almost spiritual. Green Tourmalines are an epitome of life, encompassing all its facets of vivid individuality.




Tourmaline

Geological: Mineral Family: Tourmaline Group including Dravite, Elbaite, Uvite, and Schorl Crystal System: Trigonal Hardness: 7 Chemical Composition: Borosilicates

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This large specimen has been softly polished
and is shiny.  The terminations at
both ends are in excellent condition!
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Black Tourmaline Terminated Crystal
Rough Black Tourmaline Crystal
3 pound 9.9 oz.
Naturally double terminated
5 1/2" L X 3 1/2" Tall X 2 1/2" W
Protects against radiation and ill-wishing.
TOU150         
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Tourmaline clears negative emotions and thoughts and opens us to joy and honesty.
Black Tourmaline Crystal
Double Terminated
Soft Polish
1 oz.

1 1/2"
TOU403         SOLD

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Black Tourmaline Specimen
Beautiful shiny piece!
3.2 oz.
2 1/4"
TOU405        $17.00

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Black Tourmaline Crystal
Double Terminated
Soft Polish
1.2 oz.
1 1/4"
TOU404        SOLD

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