Tourmaline Crystal Gemstone. As it is found in all spectrums of color, Tourmaline is often described as the “chameleon gemstone”. It is not surprising to find a fine tourmaline that mirrors the exact semblance of other gemstones, such as emerald, ruby and sapphire. Some tourmaline crystals may even appear as crystallized rainbows with several bands of color, ranging from the most brilliant red to the deepest blue. Many refer to tourmaline as the “muses’ stone”, for they believe that its imaginative colors contain inspirational powers which enable the mind of its beholder to bring forth illimitable vision and creativity.
During the Manchu Dynasty in China, members of the Mandarin class wore round buttons made of red tourmaline, distinguishing themselves from other classes of citizens. Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi was so fascinated by tourmaline’s beauty and color that she had over one ton of these precious gem stones in her royal collection.
The name tourmaline is believed to have derived from the Sinhalese word, “turmali”, meaning “mixed”.
Associated with the root chakra / base and so grounded energy and increases physical vitality, dissolving tension and stress. It is an ultimate cleaner energy that creates an appropriate space to realize the superior will of existence … our soul!
Excellent for relief from tension and stress. Black Tourmaline Crystal Gemstone deflects any kind of negative / blocked energy, brings recession in anger, jealousy, the resentment. Creates a protective shield around us against adverse effects, protects against electromagnetic smog, radiation of mobile and stress. Because the black tourmaline is used for defense and security, should be cleaned regularly in salt once a week or with water especially if we come into contact with many and varied activities.
Extremely protective and cleansing stone, transforms negative energy into positive. It balances the chakras and creates a very strong protective shield around us. Cleans the aura and energy blockages. Enhances self-knowledge brings confidence and banishes fears. More specifically, the black tourmaline, a deep dark black color, awakens and increases the energy of the body reflects the negativity and clears congestion and blockages of ethereal body. Strengthens and activates the chakras. It helps to ground and removes excess radiation (eg is a great stone to have near your computer or TV). Has the ability to you “say” to you reveal who or what is causing your problems.
With a hardness of 7-7.5, this multitudinous gem is ideal for all types of jewelry setting. Tourmaline earrings, tourmaline necklaces, tourmaline rings and other types of tourmaline jewelry are all well-suited to everyday wear and with its relatively affordable price and the variety of colors available, tourmaline is the perfect gem for those who like to showcase a variety of exquisite jewels.
The tourmaline crystal gemstone comes in all spectrums of color, the most common being green and pink. The red variety is often referred to as “rubellite”, as its vibrant red color often resembles that of the finest rubies. A rare green chrome variety of tourmaline found in Tanzania is also available, but in small quantities. An extremely rare variety is the Paraiba tourmaline. Found in Brazil, this gemstone exhibits very intense neon-like blue and blue-green colors. Its color is often comparable to the spectacular blue of the finest sapphires. Some tourmaline gems may contain two or more distinctive colors and are commonly known as bi-color, tri-color or parti-color tourmalines.
Tourmaline Crystal Gemstone is available in all sizes ranging from small to over 100 carats; however, stones of a rare color are often found only in smaller sizes. For example it is extremely uncommon to find fine rubellites over 20 carats in weight.
Some color varieties of the gemstone tourmaline are more included than others. For example it is common to find bi-color and multi-colors stones with visible inclusions.
Similar to the evaluation of other precious stones, the intensity of color and the clarity of the gemstone are the most important considerations. Green chrome and Paraiba tourmalines are the most expensive color varieties, due to their spectacular beauty and rarity. Fine rubellites and multi-color stones will command moderate to high prices depending on the intensity of their color and the existence of eye visible inclusions.