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Black Tourmaline

Chinese Five element: Water

Colours: Black

Chakras: Root

Properties: Retrograde, Creativity, Protection, Clearing, Grounding, Purification, Cleansing, Mastering Fear, Transmutation of Negative Energies, Emotional Understanding, Strength

Science & Origin of Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline, also known as Schorl, is a silicate mineral containing boron and a member of the Tourmaline family. It was first named in 1400 A.D. by a small village in Saxony, Germany, after their village's original name, Schorl. Tourmalines of all kinds can be found on every continent; however, crystal forms of these stones are very rare and can be extremely expensive.

Tourmalines have been used and traded since ancient times, yet they became a top-rated fashion stone about 150 years ago. In 1876, George Kunz sold a Green Tourmaline originating in Maine to what is now known as Tiffany and Co. Before that; Tourmalines were used in the Mediterranean during ancient times. A statue of Alexander the Great, found and believed to be carved in India, confirms this. The statue has recently been dated back to the second or third century B.C. Tourmalines of all colours can be electrically charged by rubbing your fingers on each end, resulting in the attraction of particles in the air.

Meaning & Energy

Black Tourmaline is one of the most popular stones used in spiritual practices. It is most commonly used for protection and is recommended for anyone exposed to uncomfortable environments. This stone is a negative deterrent by cleansing and protecting your auric field. Black Tourmaline's purification is perfect for anyone struggling with anxiety, anger, and unwanted thoughts. This stone will also act as a transmuter taking the negative energy surrounding you and purifying it.

We are commonly asked about stones to place in the work environment to deter negative coworkers or clients. Look no further, as Black Tourmaline is the best stone for the job. In addition, Black Tourmaline positively affects the body by balancing and activating the left and right sides of the brain. This results in the detoxification of impurities in the body. Creating a wand with Selenite and Rose Quartz will produce even better results.

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