Types of Tourmaline
Black Tourmaline is one of our most popular crystals to wear for protection and grounding. Also known as Schorl, Black Tourmaline is an opaque stone which shows thin striated sides in its raw form and many natural pits, caves and veins in its tumbled form.
Multicolored Tourmaline display a rainbow of colors ranging from deep pink to light green. You will even find combination stones showing both pink and green, otherwise known as Watermelon Tourmaline.
Rubellite is a member of the Tourmaline family ranging in color from pink to red. This gemstone helps balance the emotions when there is too much aggression caused by fear and frustration or too much passivity caused by poor self-esteem. Rubellite Tourmaline can be used to open and balance the Heart Chakra.
Tourmaline Quartz has dark needle-like inclusions of black Tourmaline, red Rubellite or Actinolite in a clear or white Quartz crystal. Tourmalinated Quartz helps to see the light in dark situations. The combined energies of Quartz and Tourmaline represent yin and yang energies, helping to balance the dualities in our lives.
Verdelite is a green Tourmaline varying from light to almost black in color depending on the amount of sodium in the stone. The healing crystal deals with problems with blood pressure and asthma. Verdelite Tourmaline helps to balance the Heart Chakra and harmonizes us with out surroundings.
Watermelon Tourmaline is a complex variety of Tourmaline which shows both shades of red and green. This is the best combination of colors to balance the Heart Chakra and the emotions. It helps us break down our rigid thoughts to be more open and flexible, balancing the conflicting forces within.