MYTHS, LITHOTHERAPY, BELIEFS associated with TOURMALINE
Tourmalines are considered to have a scope of healing effects. The multi-colored tourmalines are said to combine several qualities.
Green Tourmaline (also known as Verdelite) brings a joy for life. It promotes an appreciation for the many wonders that life has to offer. It encourages patience and openness, as well as sincere interest in fellow human beings.
The magical uses of this stone include the stimulation of creativity. It is also used to attract money and success in business.
Healing properties of green tourmaline
Green tourmaline strengthens the heart and offers detoxification effects.
The green tourmaline brings success. The pink tourmaline will bring love and friends. It is found in many countries including Burma, United States, Brazil and Zimbabwe.
Healing properties of Black Tourmaline (Schorl)
Tourmaline uses differs as its colors differ. All colors are very powerful and it must be used carefully. Each person seems to react differently to Tourmaline. It has been used with intestinal problems, but only a healer should use it. Black Tourmaline pushes all negativity away.
Rub black tourmaline for luck and happiness. This is a powerful stone and a very lucky stone. When the tourmaline is rubbed it becomes charged with magnetic electricity and the luck intensifies.
Pink Tourmaline gemstone meaning
Pink tourmaline is a gentle stone that directly touches the heart! The color varies widely from pale pink to deep red
Relaxing and nurturing, pink tourmaline is associated with feminine energies. It vibrates a deep resonance with the heart chakra. It has the potential to heal emotional wounds with its soft, soothing energy to bring feelings of comfort and safety.
Emotional balancer and cleanser, it radiates kindness, tolerance
The watermelon tourmaline is a rare variety that displays three different colors in the same crystal - green (the skin of the watermelon), pink (the sweet fruit) and white (the rind). As in the gem stone ametrine, the colors of the watermelon tourmaline occur 100% naturally. This is a rare occurence in nature.
What watermelon tourmaline can do for you:
Balance the male and female energies within yourself
Remove imbalances (and guilt) caused by conflicts and confusions
The green part feeds your life force, while the pink soothes and harmonizes
Healing properties of watermelon tourmaline
All of the tourmalines offer strong healing effects. The watermelon variety encourages regeneration of the nerves, helps with paralysis and multiple sclerosis.
Sources of watermelon tourmaline
South Africa, Brazil, Mozambique, Madagascar and Sri Lanka.
Dravite (Brown Tourmaline) :
Dravite is a brown variety of tourmaline. It is an ideal stone for self-healing, aids in finding emotional strength and self-acceptance. Dravite inspires courage and persistence. It calms and soothes, grounding and stabilizing the inner self.
Use Dravite with these compatible stones to clear and ground the root chakra and provide psychic protection:
Indicolite is the blue color variety of the tourmaline mineral elbaite (quite rare). Its typical color is a more deeper almost neon blue than other blue gems such as aquamarine and blue topaz.
All elbaite specimens are strongly pleochroic meaning that they show stronger or even different colors when viewed from different angles. In indicolite, this causes the blue color to appear darker when viewed down the long axis of an uncut crystal. The gem cutter must be aware of this pleochroisim in order to maximize the color potential of the stone.
PARAIBA Tourmaline has an intense bright carribean turquoise sea colour. It is mainly found in Paraiba in Brazil although gemstones of similar vibrant colours are also found in a few African countries. It has traces of copper and sometimes traces of gold.Sometimes referred to as Neon Blue tourmaline.