Tourmaline - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History And Myths

With an outstanding variety of colors, Tourmaline is a rare gemstone that is referred to as the 'gemstone of the rainbow' as it depicts all the colors of the rainbow.

Tourmaline is a semi-precious mineral stone that is well acknowledged for its implausible capability to help in the process of detoxification of the human body. It is one amongst those stones that truly encompasses the ability to emit far-infrared rays and negative energies. This amazing stone has derived its name from “Tura Mali”, which is a Singhalese phrase that in English means “stone mixed with vibrant colors”.

Where is Tourmaline found?

Tourmaline is mined in Brazil, Nigeria, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and Malawi.

Healing Properties

The benefits of tourmaline are:

  • Physical Energy

Tourmaline is believed to kindle the reflex points of human’s body, which are linked to the legs, ankles, lower back, and feet, and may be used to straighten the spinal column. It delivers relief to strained or torn muscles, coldness, arthritis, and scar tissue.

Tourmaline protects against devastating disease and reinforces the immune system, adrenal glands, and heart. It is also favourable in treating constipation, IBS, bowels, and the ailments related to the colon. It also helps the human being in getting rid of the toxins and pollutants that enter the body.

Tourmaline is a splendid gemstone for keeping the balance between both the hemispheres of the brain. It brings a positive alignment to the chakras and the aura of the body.

  • Emotional Healer

Being the stone of purification, Tourmaline cleanses the negativity of the body and pacifies the feeling of anger, anxiety, and unworthiness. It helps in overcoming the suicidal thoughts and tendencies of self-harm. Tourmaline is also beneficial in treating compulsive and obsessive behaviour.

  • Heals and balances the chakras

Tourmaline is also used as a grounding stone between the base chakra and the centre of the Earth. It provides overall well-being to the wearer by controlling the kinesthetic movement and feeling.

The base chakra is the basis of inculcating physical and spiritual energy in the body. When any of the energies are out of balance, a person feels sluggish, lethargic, and less enthusiastic. Tourmaline helps in regaining the stamina and strength of the body, and rekindling security and power.  It also times and again leads to freedom and impulsive leadership.

  • Enhances spirituality

Tourmaline is great in bringing clarity to the expression and drawing power from the lives. The wands of natural tourmaline are considered great and special in channelling high energy and healing power.

  • Used as a Feng Shui amulet

Tourmaline utilizes the energy of water, the energy of immobility, noiseless strength, and refinement. It symbolises through its energy of water the power of regeneration and rebirth. Tourmaline is the energy of life force, and the circle of life from birth to death. As an element of Feng Shui, Tourmaline must be kept in the North area of your room or office. Its flowing energy assures a balance in life and career.

  • Different colors provide different energies

There are various colors that one can find in this crystal which gets transformed in beautiful tourmaline jewelry pieces.

Blue Tourmaline is soothing and comforting and helps in stimulating clarity and understanding between relationships. The deep blue color of tourmaline promotes better communication.

Brown Tourmaline has a centring and strong energy, which helps in healing suppressed emotions and feelings. It can also instil one with confidence and courage.

Yellow Tourmaline as is the quality of its color spreads joyful energy that and help the wearer in reinforcing love in his life, and his self-esteem. Yellow is the color of third or solar plexus chakra.

Green Tourmaline signifies abundance in vigour and health thereby improving the energy levels. It is also helpful for those people who feel uncomfortable in connecting with other human beings, or are timid, or lacks strength.

Tourmaline is also used in hair straightening devices.

Tourmaline Facts

Some facts about Tourmaline

  • The largest cut tourmaline, which weighs 191.87 carats, and measuring 1.43 x 1.33 x 0.86 inches was included in the Guinness World Records.
  • Tourmaline is the birthstone of the people who are born in October.
  • Ancient legend says that tourmaline is available in all the rainbow colors because it travelled along a rainbow and assembled all the colors.
  • The most exclusive tourmalines are the green very elite, blue indicolite, and pink rubellite.
  • It is also considered effective for people who want to reduce weight.
  • Tourmaline is the best gift for 8th-anniversary.
  • The Black Tourmaline honours Manat, who is considered to be the Arabian Goddess of Declining Moon, Time, Fate and Death.

Metaphysical Properties

Tourmaline is a crystal boron silicate mineral compounded with various other components such as iron, aluminium, sodium, lithium, magnesium, or potassium. It has a trigonal crystal system with six member ring cyclosilicate. It is different from other stones because of its three-sided prisms as no other common mineral has three sides. Tourmaline comes in the variety of colors. Usually, Tourmalines, which are rich in iron are black in color, while the varieties which are magnesium-rich are brown to yellow, and on the other hand the varieties which are rich in lithium are of red, blue, green, pink, and yellow. Multi-colored and bi-colored crystals of tourmaline are very common, and the transparent crystals are rare to find. There is one more variety of tourmaline, which is called as watermelon tourmaline as it is green on the outside and pink inside.

On Moh’s scale of hardness, Tourmaline weighs in between 7 to 7.5.

Tourmaline In News

Tourmaline Color

Tourmaline is a powerful healing stone, which in different forms of light is known to change its color, which ranges from magenta to blue, green to yellow, and black. It is a magic stone for whoever wears it.

  • CleavagePoor, in two directions
  • Other NamesAchroite, Bi-Color Or Parti-Colored, Chrome Tourmaline, Dravite, Elbaite, Fluor-Buergerite, Indicolite, Liddicoatite, Povondtaite, ParaBa Tourmaline, Rubellite, Schorl, Uvite, Verdelite, Watermelon
  • Crystal HabitParallel and elongated. Acicular prisms, sometimes radiating. Massive. Scattered grains (in granite).
  • StreakWhite
  • Refractive Index1.624-1.644Â
  • DiaphaneityTransparent - Opaque
  • Mohs scale (hardness)7–7.5
  • SourcesBrazil, Nigeria, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and Malawi
  • Chemical formula(Ca,K,Na)(Al,Fe,Li,Mg,Mn)3(Al,Cr,Fe,V)6(BO3)Si6O18(OH,F)4
  • LustreVitreous
  • ColorMost commonly black, but can range from colorless, brown, violet, yellow, orange, blue, red, green, pink, or bi-colored, or even tri-colored.
  • Chakra HealingRoot or base chakra
  • BirthstoneOctober
  • Zodiaclibra
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  • Iliana
    Nov 1, 2014, 12:40:39 PM

    You have written related information of Tourmaline. It is found in blue color also as you have mentioned. I like this hue but I don’t know about its powers and properties. Can you please help me out with some important one?

  • Gemexi
    Nov 17, 2014, 4:03:28 PM

    Blue Tourmaline is used for overcoming the speech obstacles. It is also known as a diagnostic tool as it helps in identifying the reasons of illness. This talismans also activates the Third Eye and Throat Chakra, simulates the requirements of the spiritual freedom and clarity of the self-expression. These are few features of Blue Tourmaline that are sufficient to know about the goodness of this gemstone. You may go for it by taking recommendation from your astrologer.

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    Apr 27, 2015, 12:50:51 AM

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  • Jackie
    May 4, 2021, 9:33:04 AM

    Green Tourmaline gemstone is an exceptionally rare stone. My friend suggests me this stone to help me activating the heart chakras. Is it true?

    May 8, 2021, 3:26:08 AM

    Jackie, Yes it is true. It also helps in providing a sense of peace and calms to the heart and nervous system.

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