Crystal measures 2.5"x1.8"x1.25".
Large crystal with terminations amazing protective energy.
“Tourmaline” is a crystalline boron silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminum, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. The name comes from the Sinhalese word "Turmali" or "Thoramalli" meaning “Stone attracting ash” referring to its pyro-electric properties. The Dutch, who were the first to bring the tourmaline to Europe, were familiar with this effect a long time before it was able to be provided with a scientific explanation. They used a heated tourmaline to draw up the ash from their meerschaum pipes, and called the gemstone with the amazing powers an 'aschentrekker'.
Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and the gemstone comes in a wide variety of colors. They are often called” the color of the rainbow” gem. They vary from yellow, red, green, blue and black and many shades in between. Sometimes found in different colors within the same structure. Native Americans have used pink and green tourmaline as funeral gifts for centuries.
Tourmaline is believed to strengthen the body and spirit, especially the nervous system, blood and lymph nodes. It is purifying and promotes self confidence. It inspires vision, creativity and prosperity to the holder and is used extensively by writers and artists as a talisman. Black Tourmaline captures and transmutes negative energy and is a very grounding mineral. Combined with selenite, black tourmaline is used to grid an area for a protective shield against negativity, earth bound spirits, bodes and other supernatural forces. It is an excellent crystal to use at the Earth Chakra to draw the negativity and evil from the body and ground it to Mother Earth.