Black gemstones can be hard to find, which is why many of us look twice when we see them set in beautiful pieces of jewellery. They’re alluring, intriguing and mysterious, and black tourmaline is a great example of why they are so adored.
Black tourmaline crystal has numerous properties and associations that make it a special gemstone. It’s generally pitch-black, making it all the more striking.
The stone is said to help increase physical vitality, increasing one’s energy levels and helping them function on a higher level.
It’s believed that black tourmaline is a good replacement for stress and tension. Instead, it helps its bearer view the world more objectively, allowing for clearer, more rational thoughts.
Crystal healers see the black gemstone as one that can inspire a positive attitude, regardless of the circumstance, as well as stimulate a sense of altruism. Black tourmaline is also thought to aid in practical creativity for those who are generally feeling a bit of a mental and creative slump.
While Black Tourmaline may seem stripped of any color, it’s a hugely powerful stone for those who want to wear a constant cloak of protection. Potent, inky black, and with strong grounding forces, this jet colored stone is known for being a swallower of negative energies. It effectively helps the wearer be absolved of dark feelings, turning these anxious vibrations into a positive spin that nurtures the soul.
Black Tourmaline is deeply connected to the base chakras, those earthly roots that help you to feel safe and secure in your place upon this earth. When your root chakras are beautifully balanced and in check, this grants you that deep-seated self-confidence to embrace who you are, speak your truth, and set upon your own path to spiritual healing. And Black Tourmaline can pave the way.
Hailing from the far-flung corners of the glove, Black Tourmaline can be found in the lush jungles of Brazil’s Amazon, the soaring mountains that split Pakistan and even beside the salt whipped waves of Maine. The first piece of Black Tourmaline was found back in the year 1400, deep in the rugged heart of Saxony, Germany where the dreamy piece of darkness was picked up close to an old tin mine. Since those days, Black Tourmaline has traveled a long way in our consciousness, and these unique properties make up the protective stone known for keeping bad energy away.
As dark as night, Black Tourmaline looks like someone took a sledgehammer to a volcano. Cool to the touch, but with ridges and furrows, it’s not a stone that needs a smooth appearance to make its point. Black Tourmaline is of the earth and every piece is perfectly unique. Yet, all hold the inky shade of black, sometimes when held in the light, the darkness seems to capture wispy grey veins or appear almost blue and deeply iridescent. Common formations of Tourmaline are Dravite and Schorl. Dravite tends to be a browner shade, earthly and rich whereas Schorl is as the inky midnight shade of onyx. Let’s delve a little deeper into the world of Black Tourmaline…