Tourmaline is found in a wide variety of colors from black to bluish-black, dark brown, yellow, medium brown, blue to neon blue, lime to dark forest green, red and reddish purple, yellow, pink, and colorless.
Black Tourmaline is one of the most powerful crystals for protection and elimination of negative energy. It also helps to absorb any electromagnetic energy. It is also one of the best crystals for anxiety. Black tourmaline is also recommended for ridding oneself of negative thoughts, worries, anger and ideas of unworthiness. This stone also particularly helpful in relieving stress in their lives or work area because of its linear flow of energy.
Blue Tourmaline (Indicolite): The soothing blue color promotes a calming effect, and offers relief from stress. Indicolite brings joy and happiness. It promotes harmony, tolerance and kindness. Blue tourmaline also a higher awareness level and a better ability to communicate. Blue Tourmaline is an advanced healing tool and can aid one in releasing emotional stress one has held onto allowing one to create a future and move on from the past.
Red Tourmaline (Rubellite): This stone is mostly referred to as Rubellite due to its close similarity to the color of the Ruby. Like pink tourmaline, this is also a very strong heart chakra stone and is very good in healing relationships and emotional wounds in ones life. It can help one overcome fear of stability, abundance, survival and safety. Rubellite can assist one in finding courage and strength to face and change challenging situations.
Watermelon Tourmaline, named for its pink center surrounded by an outer green "rind." This combination is considered a super activator of the Heart Chakra. While Pink Tourmaline is associated with the emotions, Green Tourmaline is beneficial in one's physical being. Together they link to the higher self, and are believed to bring true joy to one's life and relationships. Is stone is considered the stone of Joy. It brings positive energy to one’s life and alleviates stress and heals past emotional wounds.
Brown Tourmaline (Dravite): This stone is named after the Austrian mineralogist Drave. This stone generally opaque and when cut closely represents the smoky quartz. Dravite is a good grounding stone and also helps one to confront the reality of things as they really are. It helps bring hidden and suppressed feelings and situations to the surface to be confronted and dealt with. It also provides a soothing and calming effect as well as courage to handle these situations and emotions without stress.
Tourmalinated Quartz: This stone helps balance all of the chakras. It is very similar to crystal quartz but is generally found with bits of black tourmaline running through it and can be found in a cloudy opaque form to crystal clear. This is one of the most powerful stones in clearing ‘bad vibes’ of all types and repairing the auric field in ones space. Tourmalinated Quartz amplifies the energies of black tourmaline that reside within it. It rids one of negative energy and provides the strength to confront and handle situations one has ignored or suppressed. This stone also helps with depression and stress about bad news and situations one has come across.
Pink Tourmaline: Primary stone of the Heart Chakra, but links to the Crown Chakra infusing love and spirituality, encouraging compassion and gentleness during periods of growth towards enlightenment. Great stone for childen and young adults. (Love - Spirituality - Heart) - Activates emotional healing, helping to release stress, worries, depression and anxiety, guides those emotions toward self-love - Most loving stones for children, aiding in emotional balance and calming - Stimulates happiness and joy, peace and relaxation - Helps one to accept devotion and receive universal gifts - Assists in attaining peace and understanding, awareness and trust - Useful in repairing holes in the auric field created by negative attachments/past abuse - Activates the high-heart center and one’s ability to surrender to Love
Green Tourmaline, also known as Verdelite, is perhaps Nature's best healing crystal of the heart, channeling its electrical energies into the center of one's being and creating a flow of wholesome energy to all parts of the body and self. It is the masculine, or yang counterpart to the feminine heart energies of Pink Tourmaline, and enhances courage and strength, stamina and vitality. Its spiritual vibrations harmonize with the energies of the Earth as it opens the Heart Chakra and stimulates a strong resonance with Divine Love. Green Tourmaline attracts luck, success, abundance and prosperity. It inspires creativity, and may be used to project, create and manifest one's goals. It might also increase one's opportunities to earn a second income by turning an interest or hobby into a business. As a stone of energy and stamina, Green Tourmaline is excellent for sports persons and athletes, and anyone in occupations where rigorous activity is required. Green Tourmaline carries the essence of the plant kingdom, and is conducive to the healing of plants and in helping gardens flourish. It supports the study and practice of herbalism, and increases the effectiveness of herbs and plants in our healing. Green Tourmaline assists in overcoming emotional problems associated with a father figure or other male forces in one's life. Green Tourmaline is soothing for sleep and quiets the mind. Turning negative energy into positive, Green Tourmaline helps one to “see with the heart” and witness the miracles of life. It encourages a feeling of gratitude, and promotes interest in fellow human beings and the environment. Green Tourmaline brings an invigorating growth and expansion to the emotional body, allowing one to be more expressive and less fearful of change. It inspires compassion, tenderness, patience, and nurtures a sense of belonging.