Characteristics & Healing Properties:
Tourmaline is a gemstone found in a wide variety of colors. Dutch traders first discovered tourmaline off Italy's West Coast in the late 1600s. They were valued for their beauty and healing properties. But the name Tourmaline actually comes from an ancient Sinhalese word “turmali” meaning “a mixed color precious stone”.
Tourmaline is said to release tensions you may carry in your body by balancing the yin and the yang. It enhances energy flow, making it the ideal gemstone for removing blockages. Many wear Tourmaline jewellery to balance the body's chakras, clearing the aura, removing blockages, breaking up negative energy, and giving clarity on specific challenges that one may be going through.
As a healing gemstone, tourmaline helps you understand yourself and others, promotes self-confidence, and lessens fear. It attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance, and prosperity. As a powerful mental healer, tourmaline balances the right and left hemispheres of the brain and changes negative energy into positive. It has also been known to treat paranoia and dyslexia and improve coordination.