Tourmaline Stone Facts, Tourmaline Properties & Tourmaline Benefits
Tourmaline Stone Facts
Tourmaline is an extremely complex borosilicate of Aluminium, Magnesium, Iron and copper. Tourmaline comes in almost every Color. Tourmaline shows Pleochroism, means that different colors/tones can be seen from different angles of the stone. Paraiba, originally from Brazil is the most famous Tourmaline, with a hue of neon light blue to green hue. This is followed by the bright pinks of Rubellite, the blues of Indicolite and the mixed colors of Watermelon tourmaline with pink and green resembling a Watermelon.
- Hardness on Mohs scale: 7-7.5
- Luster: Vitreous
- Specific Gravity: 3.0-3.2
- Refractive Index: 1.62-1.65
- Microscopic View: Irregular thread like cavities, Fluid Inclusions
Tourmaline exists in almost every color but the most prominent are pink, green, watermelon and black. Tourmaline promotes happiness, tolerance, empathy, internal peace, positivity and internal strength.
Tourmaline Stone Benefits
It improves self-confidence and abates fear. It balances the two sides of the brain and aids in co-ordination and in fact dyslexia. Tourmaline is a great stress reliever and it optimizes energy.
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- Black Tourmaline – also known as Schorl
- Black Tourmaline wards of negativity, improves emotional and physical vitality
- Chakras – Base Chakra
- Zodiac – Capricorn
Blue Tourmaline – also called Indicolite.
Blue tourmaline improves communication skills and helps develop and improves upon physic skills.
Chakras – Throat Chakra
Zodiac – Libra, Taurus
Planet – Saturn
Green Tourmaline motivates to enjoy life and improve self-love, self-tolerance and empathy. It opens the heart chakra.
Chakras – Heart Chakra
Planet – Mercury
Pink Tourmaline is called Rubellite.
Pink Tourmaline promotes love for people and desire to help humanitarian causes. It helps cure internal fears
Chakras – Heart Chakra
Birthstone – October
Water Melon is Parti Colored Tourmaline. Watermelon tourmaline is the “super charger” of the heart chakra. It helps us appreciate and learn from past events and experiences. It is been used in the treatment of stress, disorders of the heart and lungs
Tourmaline Mines & Sources
Paraiba (Brazil) , Afganistan & Mozambique are major sources of Tourmaline.
Know Tourmaline Stone
Tourmaline stone, a complex Silicate comes in maximum colors than any other gemstone, occurring in various shades of virtually every hue. Tourmaline’s colors have many different causes. It’s generally agreed that traces of iron, and possibly titanium, induce green and blue colors. Manganese produces Reds and Pinks, and possibly yellows. Some pink and yellow tourmalines might owe their hues to color centers caused by radiation, which can be natural or laboratory-induced. Pink Variety of Tourmaline is called Rubellite. Tourmaline has Parti colored varieties like watermelon tourmaline. Watermelon tourmaline is green on the outside and a delicious pink on the inside. Shubh Gems deals in high quality Tourmaline stones in all Colors. So, Buy Tourmaline stone in any color you like.
Tourmaline crystallizes in the Trigonal system; no other common mineral has three-sided prisms. Hardness of Tourmaline is 7 – 7.5 on Moh’s scale. Tourmaline is anisotropic. Refractive Index (RI ) is 1.624 – 1.644. Specific Gravity range is 3.03 – 3.26 depending upon Color. Major Sources of Tourmaline are Ural Mountains, Brazil, Zambia, Pakistan, South – West Africa etc.
Many tourmaline color varieties have inspired their own trade names. Rubellite is a name for Pink, Red, Purplish Red, Orangy Red, or brownish red tourmaline. Indicolite is dark violetish blue, blue, or greenish blue tourmaline. Schorl is Black Tourmaline. Paraíba is an intense violetish blue, greenish blue, or blue tourmaline from the state of Paraíba, Brazil. Shubh Gems has collection of all Tourmaline colors. Tourmaline is used in Jewelry due to its wide range of exciting colors. So, buy Tourmaline stone in any Color of your choice online. Buy Tourmaline stone in India at Shubh Gems, New Delhi or order Tourmaline stone online from anywhere. Shubh Gems, India delivers Certified Natural Tourmaline stone without any delivery charges.