Tourmaline: Magical and Healing Effect, Zodiac signs, Chakras, Taking Care, Identifying Fake Tourmaline

Of all the earth’s minerals, tourmaline is the only permanently charged electric stone and for   this reason it is called “crystalline magnet” or “lapiselectricus”, the last name, that of  electric stone was given in the 17th century by naturalist Carl von Linne.  In the literature, the word TURMALINA can be translated as multicolored stone: “the   stone of mixed colors”. Another translation associated with tourmaline is “ash-attracting stone”,  which reflects the pyroelectric properties of tourmaline (the fact that by friction or heating it is charged with  electricity and attracts small objects).

Tourmaline is derived from the Sri Lankan Sinhalese word “turmali,” which means “gemstone sand and pebbles.”

The term tourmaline came in Romanian from other European languages  (“tourmaline” in French and tourmaline in German). Originally found in the Sinhalese word  (the majority language of the state of Sri Lanka) TURAMALI (in translation combined, mixed). 

What is Tourmaline:

Tourmaline is a gemstone with Tremendous Healing Properties. Tourmaline is the large group of boron silicate minerals. Tourmaline is the birthstone of October.

Wikipedia defines tourmaline (or tourmaline) as a semiprecious crystal with a variable chemical structure   , a complex silicate of aluminum and boron. On a scale of 1 to 10, tourmaline has a hardness of 7-7.5  and is insoluble in acid. The natural luster, transparency and hardness have given this mineral a  real reputation. In the tourmaline component we find 26 microelements from Mendeleev’s table,  among which I mention: potassium, calcium, silicon, magnesium, manganese, iron, iodine, flor, etc. 

Tourmaline is a gemstone that is currently receiving the most attention.
It is very popular because it is touted as “health-promoting”, “preventing electromagnetic waves”, “calling fortune”, and “increasing popularity”.

As the Japanese name was named “tourmaline”, it has the effect of adsorbing light substances that are charged with static electricity. The Dutch jewelers who first brought tourmaline to Europe called it “Ancient Wrecker” when they saw the stone adsorbing the ash on the pipes and used it to clean the ash.

Recently, it is often explained that it has the function of emitting negative ions to adjust the surrounding ion balance and reducing the electromagnetic waves emitted from personal computers, mobile phones, electrical appliances, etc.

Because of these properties, tourmaline has come to be considered to have implications for “suction” and “harmony.”

The suggestion of aspiration will affect the attraction of the person’s focused subject, which in turn will lead to the fulfillment of his wishes.

The suggestion of harmony means not only harmony with others and the environment, but also harmony with oneself, and in that sense, a person who is ill due to an imbalance in mind and body will be able to restore health. ..

Harmonizing and attracting others will also increase your popularity.

However, in recent years there has been a tendency for the health benefits of tourmaline to be over-proclaimed. Please be aware that the health effects of tourmaline are still in the research stage, not the scientifically proven stage.

How does Tourmaline Look:

Tourmaline comes in a variety of colors besides black stone, and is often referred to by a different name depending on the color.

Red and pink tourmalines are sometimes simply called red tourmalines and pink tourmalines, and all red types are sometimes called rubellite.

Similarly, green tourmaline is sometimes called verderite, blue tourmaline is sometimes called indigolite, colorless tourmaline is called acroite, and magenta tourmaline is sometimes called cibelite.

Depending on the chromatic nature, tourmaline has different specific names:

  • Colorless (acrid, acroite),
  • pink   (rubelite),
  • turquoise green or blue with green tint (Paraiba tourmaline),
  • blue (indigolite, dravit),  
  • green (verderite, uvit, dravit) ,
  • yellow (erbait, tourmaline rich in Mn),
  • brown, yellow-brown (dravit,  buergerit),
  • black (schorl, uvit, buergerit),
  • multicolor (elbait, liddicoatit). 
  • Red tourmaline is also called  “Siberian ruby” or rubellite 
  • Magenta (cibelite)

Due to its extremely complex chemical composition, Tourmaline has a special shine  and comes in a wide range of colors and tones, from blue, green, yellow, red, pink,  brown to black. 

Sometimes a crystal can have multiple color combinations can happen as the same crystal has different colors at the ends (red at one, blue at the other, and orange at the middle  ) or may have different colors inside and outside (red inside, and green outside  – in the case of “melon” or watermelon crystal ). 

Commonly known is black black tourmaline, which looks like coal. In addition to this, there are various color variations such as red, pink, green, blue, and colorless.

It has the characteristic of dichroism, and even one crystal is divided into a pink layer and a green layer at the top and bottom, and there are also types in which the outside is green and the inside is pink. The latter type is called watermelon tourmaline because it is reminiscent of a watermelon with a green edge and a red inside when sliced ​​into round slices.

Tourmaline is also characterized by being charged by friction and heating. When heating, one of the columnar crystals is positively charged and the other is negatively charged, and when it cools, it reverses.

Tourmaline, which is crystallized in columns, has a number of thin striations vertically on the body, and most of them have a flat head (some types have a sharp head).

Pink tourmaline has been selected as the birthstone for October.

Benefits of Tourmaline:

Following are the benefits of tourmaline:

  • Health luck,
  • money luck,
  • popularity luck,
  • harmony,
  • relationship improvement,
  • emotional development, all-purpose amulet,
  • purification,
  • healing effect,
  • willpower strengthening,
  • aggressiveness,
  • electromagnetic wave prevention

Healing effects of Tourmaline

The therapeutic principle of tourmaline and its action on human health

Being a natural element, tourmaline has no side effects. By heating, respectively in contact with the   skin, TURMALINA creates a weak magnetic field, emits long-wave infrared rays (FRAI) and  anions (negatively charged ions). These processes have the effect of improving local blood circulation,  stimulating cellular metabolism and restoring the function of the lymphatic, endocrine and hormonal systems. 

Therefore, we can say that TURMALINE stimulates blood circulation and blood quality, allowing   it to penetrate the thinnest capillaries and supply the body with vital energy. Infrared irradiation, invisible to the human eye, penetrates tissues to a depth of 3 to 7 cm. When  infrared rays enter the human body, the first to react and are activated are  water molecules (the human body has more than 70% water in its composition). These energized molecules  awaken the cells in the area, stimulate the blood circulation and through this oxygen supply the whole metabolism is energized  . For example, tourmaline belts applied to the area where there are blockages, they will release the affected area from tension and harmonize it energetically. 

Tourmaline in general is very good for healing, and the effects such as “releasing negative ions to improve health” and “preventing electromagnetic waves” were talked about, and it became a big boom for a while.

In the field of stone healing, it has been reported that it balances endocrine system to reduce the harm of obesity and is used for throat disorders.

From a therapeutic point of view, tourmaline has the following functions:

  • Thermal. Relaxes muscles, helps to improve thermal regulation, blood circulation,  increase immunity. It activates the cells in that part of the body that is exposed to the action. 
  • FRAI action. Contributes to maintaining water balance (eliminates edema, but does not allow  fluid loss), tissue regeneration, antimicrobial action.                                             
  • Magnetotherapy. Reduces inflammation, enhances healing processes. It eliminates states  of fatigue and tiredness.           
  • Action on biologically active points (tourmaline pottery has the shape of “buttons”).     
  • Curative. Helps eliminate toxins, salts. Neutralizes unpleasant body odor.

Tourmaline is a gemstone that is currently receiving the most attention.
It is very popular because it is touted as “health-promoting”, “preventing electromagnetic waves”, “calling fortune”, and “increasing popularity”.

As the Japanese name was named “tourmaline”, it has the effect of adsorbing light substances that are charged with static electricity. The Dutch jewelers who first brought tourmaline to Europe called it “Ancient Wrecker” when they saw the stone adsorbing the ash on the pipes and used it to clean the ash.

Recently, it is often explained that it has the function of emitting negative ions to adjust the surrounding ion balance and reducing the electromagnetic waves emitted from personal computers, mobile phones, electrical appliances, etc.

Because of these properties, tourmaline has come to be considered to have implications for “suction” and “harmony.”

The suggestion of aspiration will affect the attraction of the person’s focused subject, which in turn will lead to the fulfillment of his wishes.

The suggestion of harmony means not only harmony with others and the environment, but also harmony with oneself, and in that sense, a person who is ill due to an imbalance in mind and body will be able to restore health. ..

Harmonizing and attracting others will also increase your popularity.

However, in recent years there has been a tendency for the health benefits of tourmaline to be over-proclaimed. Please be aware that the health effects of tourmaline are still in the research stage, not the scientifically proven stage.

Magical Power of tourmaline by type

Many people think of tourmaline as a black substance like charcoal, but in reality, the colors are so diverse that it can be said to be seven colors. And it seems that there is a slight difference in power.

From a spiritual point of view, the healing action of the mineral is closely related to  its chromatic appearance.  The green stones help with liver diseases, the blue ones eliminate nervous tension,  improve sleep and the black ones are used in bioenergetic, auric protection. 

Magical Power of black Tourmaline
  •  Black tourmaline is officially called a shawl (iron tourmaline), and is expected to play a wide range of activities such as strengthening immunity, increasing fortune and popularity, preventing electromagnetic waves, and adjusting ion balance.
  •  It is said to give vitality and courage to those who are particularly in need of a negative personality, and to form a defensive shield around the body for those with anxiety and mental shock.
  •  It seems that it can be expected to be effective as a so-called “amulet”.
  •  However, people with constipation may have good or bad compatibility with black tourmaline.

 Most of the colored tourmaline is minerally elbaite (elbaite).
 Typical colors are red, pink, green and blue.

Magical Power of Red Tourmaline

The red tourmaline is called rubellite. Red tourmaline is said to be good for strengthening willpower, evoking a sense of love and self-dedication, and strengthening energy.

Magical Power of Pink Tourmaline

Pink tourmaline calls for romantic love. It will be a talisman that will deepen friendships between people of the same sex and improve the teamwork of their peers.

Magical Power of Green Tourmaline
  • Green tourmaline is said to have powerful healing power. In the field of stone healing, it is used to cleanse the inner surface by draining the evil that has accumulated in the nervous system.
  • When using it on a painful area, it is said that if you hold it up so that it does not touch the affected area directly, the wave motion of the stone will cause the stagnant energy to flow.
Magical Power of blue Tourmaline

Blue tourmaline, also known as indigo light, is said to help calm mental turmoil, calmly observe the relationship between you and your surroundings, and make decisions.

Magical Power of Watermelon Tourmaline

Water melon tourmaline has the most mysterious power among color tourmalines. Watermelon is a watermelon. The name comes from the fact that the surface is green tourmaline, but the inside is red or pink tourmaline, which looks like watermelon when sliced ​​into slices.

How to Cleanse Tourmaline:

Colored tourmalines such as pink and green can fade in prolonged sunbathing.
Tourmaline is very compatible with crystals, so we recommend cleaning with crystal clusters.

Tourmaline corresponds to which chakra:

  • Black tourmaline = tailbone
  • water melon tourmaline = eyebrows, lower abdomen
  • green tourmaline = chest
  • red tourmaline = coccyx
  • pink tourmaline = chest, lower abdomen

Directions corresponding to Tourmaline:

Black Tourmaline = North
Water Melon Tourmaline = Multiple Directions
Green Tourmaline = East, Southeast, South
Red Tourmaline = South, Southeast, East
Pink Tourmaline = Southeast, West

Where is Tourmaline found:

Tourmaline mines are found all over the world. Active mines are found in Sri Lanka, Kenya, Madagascar,   Brazil, India, Siberia, Russia, Canada, USA, etc. In Romania, tourmaline has been identified in Somesul   Rece, in Teregova, in the Fagaras Mountains and in the Apuseni Mountains. The largest tourmaline crystal known  to date has 192 carats and is valued at $ 25 million. 

History of Tourmaline

Tourmaline was discovered on the island of Elba, from whose name derives one of its varieties:   elbaita (multicolored tourmaline). Tourmaline became known and appreciated in Europe since  1703 when Dutch sailors brought it, as ballast in ships, from Sri Lanka. 

Blue tourmaline has been used since ancient times for Christianity to make  pastoral rings. 

The Egyptians used tourmaline as a remedy in physical and emotional ailments. They  strongly believed that tourmaline could cure the nervous system, blood diseases and lymph nodes. 

In ancient times, Hindus and Greeks discovered that tourmaline obtained by heating the ability to attract light objects (eg straw, wood chips, etc.). The healing powers of tourmaline have been  appreciated by the peoples of the Far East.

 In fact, traditional Chinese medicine has been using tourmaline therapy for  thousands of years. It is worth mentioning that in China and Korea the Crown of Emperors was  adorned with tourmaline stones, which in addition to other appreciations, was and is considered to be the  stone of prosperity. 

In addition to its healing properties, it is believed that tourmaline can stimulate  artistic qualities and soon became a spiritual stone. 

The Properties of Tourmaline:

Mineral nameElectric stone (
Tourmaline) Tourmaline
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MisnomerBrazilian Emerald (Green Tourmaline), Brazilian Sapphire (Blue Tourmaline)
Main production areasSri Lanka, Myanmar, Brazil, Madagascar, Namibia, Tanzania, USA
ClassificationSilicate mineral
Chemical compositionAB 3 C 6 (BO 3 ) 3 Si 6 O 18 (X) 3 Y
A, B, C, X, Y differ depending on the type. Different molecules and compounds of hydroxyl groups, boron, silicon, and oxygen depending on the type
Crystal systemHexagonal system
Crystal habit (shape)Columnar, lumpy, needle-shaped
Main shadesBlack, green, brown, red, pink, yellow, blue, colorless
Streak colorColorless to gray
hardness7-7.5
cleavageObscure
specific gravity3.0-3.1 (varies depending on the type)
Refractive index1.62 to 1.65
Similar stone non-madeOnyx, obsidian, emerald, beryl, ruby, spinel, kunzite, citrine, topaz, sapphire

Research has shown that all pyroelectric elements are piezoelectric, and   tourmaline is the first mineral to have found the simultaneity of these characteristics. . 

  • Pleochroism (the phenomenon of color change depending on the direction of observation)                                                       
  • Piezoelectricity (electric charge due to a mechanical action: pressure / torsion)                                            
  • Pyroelectricity (electric charge of the crystal as a result of its heating / cooling) 

From a mineral point of view, tourmaline is a silicate mineral that contains boron but has a complicated chemical formula, but there are many variations in which the main components are replaced in various ways. Therefore, tourmaline is a group name and is currently divided into 11 types of minerals according to their main components.

The main ones are the following five.

* Iron tourmaline , Schorl, so-called black tourmaline. It has a high iron content as a component and produces the highest amount.

* Magnesio-foit, Dravite Magnesium-rich type, mainly black to dark green to brown.

* Lime magnesio-foit (ash tourmaline), Uvite (Ubite) A
 type with a lot of magnesium and calcium, mainly black to dark green to brown.

* Most of the elbaite and Elbait color tourmalines are of this type. Lithium is the main component, and the amount of production is large next to iron tourmaline and magnesio-foit.

* Liddicoateit Tourmaline, Liddicoateit

The color and appearance are very similar to those of Elbaite , and the ingredients are similar, but the type has more calcium than sodium. In some stones, there are areas for Elbaite and Elbaite tourmaline.

Tourmaline may crystallize into needles and be contained inside quartz. Most of the black rutile quartz, commonly known as black rutile quartz, is “tormarinated quartz” in which acicular crystals of shawl are contained in quartz.

Where is Tourmaline Used:

The use of tourmaline is widely used in the following areas:   

  • The chemical industry uses tourmaline dust can annihilate unpleasant odors of waste. 
  • At the same time, tourmaline is intensively used in the optical and electrical industry: clocks, manometers,  radiant panels, etc. 
  • In World War II, due to its electrical properties, the demand for  tourmaline increased considerably, being used to produce manometers and other instruments  for submarine sonar. 
  • We also find tourmaline in the beauty salons industry, where a tourmaline sauna, hair dryer  or tourmaline coating plate are preferred by professionals in the field. 
  • Another field in which tourmaline is highly valued and used is the cosmetics industry: In the 80’s it  was possible to transform tourmaline into powder, later the Koreans developed the technology of liquid or liquefied tourmaline  and this is applied in the textile industry, by incorporating tourmaline in fabrics , with  beneficial effects on human health. This is the technology behind textiles and  tourmaline belts. 
  • The jewelry industry really values ​​this mineral: In 1912, tourmaline was  officially registered in the American Jewelers Association, being one of the most prized semiprecious stones  . It is usually offered as a gift on the 8th anniversary of the marriage. 
  • Worn frequently as a jewel, tourmaline becomes a real talisman. 
  • Therapeutic field: In addition to the beneficial action  of tourmaline belts and tourmaline-enriched clothing, this mineral has the  ability to protect its wearer from harmful radiation emitted by phones, computers and  televisions.

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