Tourmaline as a colorful gemstone and known since ancient times is made up of many mixed crystals. Since the 18th century it has borne the Sinhalese name "turmali", which means "various stone". The tourmaline shines iridescently in red, green, blue or black. Because of its conductivity, it was used to draw tobacco ash out of the pipe. As a stylistic element, on the other hand, it adorns championship trophies from football, for example, or is used as a piece of jewellery. Traditionally, tourmaline can, among other things, balance the flow of energy. The gemstone is found in Madagascar, South Africa, Angola and Sri Lanka, among other places, and was also found in Brazil, Afghanistan and Tanzania.
Tourmaline: Traditional Use and Importance
The tourmaline from our range comes in a magnificent variety of colors and in popular belief it was said to be able to glow from within. The origin lies in the viewing angle from which the tourmaline can show different colors. Traditionally, the tourmaline is one of the most important stones in popular belief - depending on the color variety, it can be used in different ways, for example to positively stimulate one's own mood. In addition, the tourmaline accompanies you in finding harmony and clarity in life. It should direct concentration and openness to the present and future, so that processes can be consciously started and controlled anew. In its black splendor, the tourmaline is a strong protective stone against negative energies. It is also used in meditation and massage or as a laying stone and as a hand flatterer.
Livens up the mood
Accompaniment to harmony and clarity
Protection against negative energies
Tourmaline: color and transparency
The tourmaline is part of a gemstone group and includes different characteristics depending on the color. More than 50 color nuances are said to be found in the tourmaline. In addition to colorlessness, the variety of colors extends from pink to red, brown, green, blue and black. Black tourmaline has the highest color saturation. Mystical legends weave around the "stone of the rainbow". The colored shimmer is called plechroimus. The black tourmaline is found under the name Schorl, the green gemstone under verdelite, the red under rubelite and the blue under indigolite.
Tourmaline: Purifying, discharging and charging
The tourmaline should be cleaned under running water and discharged immediately after purchase. After that, the discharge takes place once a month. In order to recharge the energies of the tourmaline, it is advisable to place the gemstone in an amethyst druse for a few hours.