Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Unakite a stone of vision


Unakite is a stone of vision

First discovered in the United States in the Unakas mountains of North Carolina, unakite is an altered granite composed of pink orthoclase feldspar, green epidote, and generally colorless quartz. It exists in various shades of green and pink and is usually mottled in appearance. In good quality unakite is considered a semiprecious stone, will take a good polish and is often used in jewelry and other lapidary work such as eggs, spheres and other carvings like animals. It is also referred to as epidotized granite. In some of the Blue Ridge occurrences an epidotized augen gneiss is present exhibiting foliation structures.
Unakite can be found as pebbles and cobbles from glacial drift in the beach rock on the shores of Lake Superior. It occurs in Virginia where it is found in the river valleys after having been washed down from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Unakite is not limited to the United States, but has also been reported from South Africa, Sierra Leone, Brazil, and China. Some material labeled unakite lacks the feldspar and is more properly epidosite.
Unakite...or epidote with feldspar as it is also known, consists of a combination of deformed red jasper and green epidote solidly bound together, thus creating the beautiful pistachio and pink coloring. The splashes of soft peach against a fresh green colored background makes Unakite a much beloved and magical gemstone.

Balances physical emotions Grounding

Unakite is an altered form of granite, composed of pink orthoclase Feldspar, green Epidote and Clear Quartz.

Chakras- Heart Chakra
Zodiac- Scorpio
Planet – Mars & Venus
Element – Fire & Water
Typical colours - shades of green and pink: mottled

Unakite is a stone of vision.  It balances emotions with spirituality.  Unakite provides grounding when needed.  It facilitates rebirthing, gently releasing conditions that inhibit spiritual and psychological growth.

Unakite supports convalescence and recovery from major illness.  It treats the reproductive system and stimulates healthy pregnancies while facilitating the health of the unborn.  Unakite enhances weight gain, where required and aids the growth of skin tissue and hair.
The stone takes it's name from the Greek word epidosis, meaning "growing together", and it
is these materials bound together that conveys the meaning that what comes together, belongs together.
Carrying the gemstone as a companion stone will help you to maintain a balance between your spiritual and physical lives. Allowing them to join forces in assisting you to create the life you need.

Unakite is excellent at removing obstacles to your personal growth. Whether it is an issue from childhood or last month's divorce that is draining your energy and holding you back. Meditations with this gemstone will aid in releasing pain and anger that you are having trouble letting go of.

You may use Unakite to build your self-confidence, as it strengthens your courage, assisting you in taking control of the aspects of your life that you can yield power over. Giving you confidence to transform anger and fear into positive constructive energies. Like love and
compassion for yourself.
Healers believe that Unakite's ability to unleash buried emotional pain and to also aid in the body's healing process.

Since many illness begin as an unhealed trauma to our psyche, letting go of emotions you're clutching to aids the body's tissue in relaxing on a cellular level. This promotes healthier organs, muscles and soft tissue.

Unakite is recommended for a safe pregnancy (as is Moonstone) and the healthy growth of the infant while in its mother's womb. The gemstone may also be helpful in achieving targeted weight gain to specific areas of the body.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Hawk's Eye

Hawk's Eye

Hawk's Eye is the name given to blue or blue-gray Tiger Eye and, like golden Tiger Eye, it is a silicified asbestiform crocidolite (crocidolite with strands of asbestos running through it, which over time have been replaced with Quartz. The fine layers of Quartz crystals within Hawk's Eye reflect light and give the stone its characteristic silky sheen. The most important source of stone is South Africa, but it is also found in India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Western Australia, Brazil and California. Hawk's Eye is also known as Blue Tiger Eye, Falcon's Eye, Rodusite and Silicified Crocidolite.

Riebeckite (sodium iron magnesium silicate hydroxide) is a dark blue mineral with several different forms. One of these, called Crocidolite, contains long, thin fibers of asbestos. Occassionally, under the right conditions, Crocidolite can be 'pseudomorphed' and the fine layers of asbestos are replaced atom by atom with silica (Quartz). The Crocidolite surrounding the asbestos is not changed during the process, but the reflective properties of the layers of Quartz cause the stone to become chatoyant. If there is iron present during the process the Crocidolite takes on a golden brown color (Tiger Eye), if not it retains its original dark blue color (Hawk's Eye). Deposits of Crocidolite are found in iron formations in South Africa and Western Australia, where it is mined in large quantities and provides much of the world's supply of asbestos.

All Tiger Eye, including Hawks' Eye, is chatoyant (from the French for 'cat's eye'). Chatoyancy is a silky, shimmering reflection, and in Hawk's Eye it is an optical effect caused when light hits the fine layers of replacement Quartz grains. A dictionary definition of chatoyancy is: "A polished surface that when turned towards the light often shows a series of lustrous bands alternating with bands of duller colour which show little silkly lustre. A change in the angle of light results in a reversal of the conditions, the dark bands becoming lustrous and the lustrous bands becoming dark." The chatoyancy of Hawk's Eye can be greatly improved by cutting and polishing and it is a popular material for carvings, beads and cabochons designed to show off the stone's beautiful shimmer to best effect. Although artificially enhanced or fake Hawk's Eye is rare in the jewelry trade, pale, low grade stones are occasionally cut and dyed vivid green, blue or black. If struck sharply Hawk's Eye can chip or break along existing fracture lines inside the stone, so although it is reasonably tough it should always be treated with care. Jewelers recommend using a polishing cloth to clean Hawk's Eye, and warn against using alcohol, steam or ultrasonic gem cleaners.

With its rich blue color and fascinating shimmer it is no wonder Hawks Eye is associated with
the Throat Chakra and the ability to communicate honestly and effectively. Keeping a piece of Hawk's Eye close can remind you to speak with integrity and express your highest truth in all situations. Working with this stone can help you find the courage needed to trust your inner wisdom and intuition and it is useful if you want to make an honest inventory of who you are, what you are and where you are going in life. Hawk's Eye and Tiger Eye complement each other and seem to work well together in charms and crystal magic. Hawk's Eye can help you visualize your spiritual and material goals, Tiger Eye can help you turn the blueprints in your imagination into practical plans that will allow you to manifest your visions in the 'real' world.

Hawk's Eye is a Shamanic stone, helpful to anyone undertaking magical journeys, astral travel or spiritual challenges. Meditation with this stone can help you to understand and accept change and death, and learn to 'go with the flow' rather than fighting against the inevitable. It is a useful stone if you are working with grief and encourages the understanding that death is not the end, but rather a new beginning. Hawk's Eye is also used in rituals and meditation to help connect to the energy of past lives, Ancestor Spirits and the 'Mighty Dead' (enlightened spirits who remain here to offer guidance and support to those who ask).

Crystal Properties - Hawk's Eye

Color: Mid to dark blue. Chatoyant and reflective. Sometimes grey or greenish bands.

Associated Crystals: Angelite, blue quartz and sapphire.
Candle Color: Mid-blue.
Chakra: Brow.
Element: Air.
Flowers & Plants: Mint, lupin and larkspur.
Herbs - Incenses - Oils: Agrimony, aloe vera, rosemary and sandalwood.
Planet: Jupiter.
Zodiac: Sagittarius.
Metaphysical Properties & Uses:

Animals: Hawk's eye is especially good for all birds of prey and generally good for all birds.
Children: Use to alleviate fear of flying.
Environment: Use for any conservation work involving birds.
Finance & Prosperity: -
Health & Healing: Use for eye problems especially those involving focus. Good for sinus congestion. Helps relieve spine and neck problems.
Home: Use to expand your horizons at home.
Love: -
Protection: Helps healers protect against the negative energy of others. Protective when traveling in hill country or mountains.
Psychic: Hawk's eye is the best stone for astral travel, clairvoyance and remote viewing.
It Is The Stone Of: Air travelers.

Work: Use to expand your horizons at work. It will help bring new opportunities at work or the possibility of transfer to a new location.
Other: Also known as falcon's eye and blue tiger eye. It is the unoxidized form of brown tiger eye.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Crystals for Arthritis

Crystals for Arthritis

These gems are a wonderful adjunct therapy to any other additional treatments you may be doing. Arthritis, which means "joint inflammation”, is a general term for over 100 different joint disorders with symptoms ranging from mild aches and pains to severe swelling and crippling pain. Here are helpful crystals for soothing arthritis:

Blue Lace Agate is known for treating removing blockages of the nervous system and
treats arthritic bone deformities. Take a bath for 15-20 minutes with this stone in the bath water.

Apatite heals bones and encourages formation of new cells. It assists in the absorption of calcium and helps bone, cartilage, motor skills, teeth, joints and rickets.

Azurite is known for treating arthritis and bone degeneration. Helpful with joint pain, alignment of the spine and works on a cellular level to restore circulation.

Green Calcite helps those who suffer from arthritic pain and poor body alignment. It helps with constriction of ligaments and muscles and is helpful with bone adjustment.

Carnelian this blood mover promotes movement of life force and vital energy. It is useful for treating fertility, rigidity, impotence, low back pain, rheumatism, arthritis, neuraliga and depression.

Chrysocolla relieves arthritis, bone disorders and muscle spasms. It reoxygenates blood on a cellular level. This cooling stone strengthens muscles and alleviates muscle cramps.

Copper is one of the most famous remedies for arthritis, joint and bone pain. It is often worn on the body in a necklace or as a bracelet.

Eilat Stone Benefits sinuses, mouth, bone and tissue regeneration. Draws out pain, inflammation and cools fever due to its amazing mix of minerals.

Fluorite Benefits the teeth and bones. People with arthritis, rheumatism, or spinal injuries have reported relief from their conditions when they employ fluorite in their healing regimen.

Hematite, Magnetic Magnet Therapy can increase blood flow and circulation and this is how it can help speed up the healing process and alleviate pain. The human body contain a magnetic charge that is essential for it to function. Magnetic hematite is very good for arthritis and joint pain. Try a neck massage with a pair and feel what magnets can do for you. They can also be directly bandaged onto an affected area or onto acupressure points.

Malachite promotes growth and builds strength, both emotionally and physically. It draws out pain associated with arthritis and joint pain. It aligns DNA and cellular structure, enhancing the immune system.

Tourmaline, Black is a remedy for debilitating diseases. It strengthens the immune system, treats dyslexia, joint pain and arthritis, provides pain relief and helps align the spinal column.

Turquoise is a stone that purifies the spirit. It truly helps us see our anxieties as simply thoughts that pass us going downstream, giving them no more value than that. This stone helps us alleviate anxiety by showing us the bigger spiritual picture and dissolving negative energy.

Crystals have both piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties. This means that the polarities of the crystal will change when subjected to pressure or heat (even body heat from the hands). This will radiate energy from the crystal due to this reversal of polarities. It provides the transfer, storage and transformation of energy.

Offering a balanced energy field, energy modification, amplifies both energy and thought, clarity in thinking, and harmony and alignment with the chakra energy areas.
The Heart Chakra, 4th chakra, is a vast network of energy centered in the chest. It is associated with healing matters of the heart. The Complete Chakra Kit stimulates the seven main energy sources which govern all the major organs and psychologically alters and clears the body's energy in order to allow healing to take place.

Copper bracelets have been worn for centuries to help improve circulation.

Eilat Healing Stones are a unique mixture of Chrysocolla, Malachite, Turquoise, Silver and Native Copper and is mined exclusively in one place by Jay Gutierrez of Night Hawk Minerals. This semi-precious gemstone's healing abilities have been documented due to the elements which comprise The Stone and together have the ability to create, store and conduct energy. It also can maintain this activity for many, many years. The Stone also has an uncanny ability to absorb many types of pain.

Crystal Medicine Pouches are based on the Native American Medicine Pouches, each suede pouch
Crystal Empowerment Pouches are individually filled with several crystals to strengthen and enhance the best energy for each situation.
Crystal Elixirs are wonderfully scented oils come in .05 ounce roll-on bottles and contain genuine crystals in vibrational compatible essential oil blends. They are fantastic for Chakra work, energy healing, as an Aura Balancer, as balancing perfume oil or simply as a "refresher" for your Gem Potpourri. Crystal Elixir oil blends are used externally.

Gem Essence are the infusion of crystals, spring water and the power of the sun/moon in a bottle! These essence work in harmony with the body by interacting with our bio-sheath and are natural and self-adjusting. When crystals are activated by natural sunlight, they transfer their vibrational signature into water, creating a remedy that is safe, effective and used in conjunction with all modalities of healing. Gem Essence waters can be used internally.
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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Moqui Balls The shaman stone

Moqui Balls The shaman stone

Moqui Marbles/Balls pronounced (Mo-Key) are essentially Ironstone and are found at the base of Navajo Sandstone formations. They are found in sizes from small marbles to baseball sizes. Moqui Marbles have been used for centuries by the shamanic tribes of the continents. Although newly discovered in the United States, Moqui's have been found on several continents in the ancient archaeological excavations.
Navajo Sandstone is a geologic formation in the Glen Canyon Group that is spread across the U.S. states of southern Nevada, northern Arizona, northwest Colorado, and Utah; as part of the Colorado Plateau province of the United States.
The Navajo Sandstone formation is particularly prominent in southern Utah, where it forms the main attractions of a number of national parks and monuments including Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Zion National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and Canyonlands National Park.

Navajo Sandstone frequently occurs as spectacular cliffs, cuestas, domes, and bluffs rising from the desert floor. It can be distinguished from adjacent Jurassic sandstones by its white to light pink color, meter-scale cross-bedding, and distinctive rounded weathering.
The wide range of colors exhibited by the Navajo Sandstone reflect a long history of alteration by groundwater and other subsurface fluids over the last 190 million years. The different colors, except for white, are caused by the presence of varying mixtures and amounts of hematite, goethite, and limonite filling the pore space within the quartz sand comprising the Navajo Sandstone. The iron in these strata originally arrived via the erosion of iron-bearing silicate minerals.
Initially, this iron accumulated as iron-oxide coatings, which formed slowly after the sand had been deposited. Later, after having been deeply buried, reducing fluids composed of water and hydrocarbons flowed through the thick red sand which once comprised the Navajo Sandstone. The dissolution of the iron coatings by the reducing fluids bleached large volumes of the Navajo Sandstone a brilliant white. Reducing fluids transported the iron in solution until they mixed with oxidizing groundwater. Where the oxidizing and reducing fluids mixed, the iron precipitated within the Navajo Sandstone.
Depending on local variations within the permeability, porosity, fracturing, and other inherent rock properties of the sandstone, varying mixtures of hematite, goethite, and limonite precipitated within spaces between quartz grains. Variations in the type and proportions of precipitated iron oxides resulted in the different black, brown, crimson, vermillion, orange, salmon, peach, pink, gold, and yellow colors of the Navajo Sandstone.
The precipitation of iron oxides also formed laminea, corrugated layers, columns, and pipes of ironstone within the Navajo Sandstone. Being harder and more resistant to erosion than the surrounding sandstone, the ironstone weathered out as ledges, walls, fins, "flags", towers, and other minor features, which stick out and above the local landscape in unusual shapes
Navajo Sandstone frequently occurs above the Kayenta Formation and Wingate Sandstone, the other formations of the Glen Canyon Group.
Together, these three formations can result in immense vertical cliffs of up to 2,200 feet (670 m). Atop the cliffs, Navajo Sandstone often appears as massive rounded domes and bluffs that are generally white in color.
Moqui Balls are a different sort of stone. They are ironstone concretions formed from the splatter of a meteor thousands of years ago. The center of the stone is sand and the outer crust is ironstone or magnetite. They are slightly magnetic. The size can range from that of a pea to a baseball. The ones I have in stock are golf ball size or larger. They are also known as Shaman’s Stones or Thunder Balls. They are used for healing and balancing. Shaman’s Stones have been used in native cultures for thousands of years. The Shaman would either apply the stone directly to the diseased area to remove blockages, or place two of them, one in each hand, for overall balancing and calming by aligning the energy centers.
These stones display definite male and female vibrations. Many people determine if the Moqui Ball is male or female by the outward appearance. If the skin is smooth it is female and rough is male. Others say the female stone is round and the male is disk shaped. There is merit to either observation. When used for balancing, the female stone is placed in the left hand and the male stone in the right. My experience has shown a more definitive way of determining the energy. Place one stone between the palms of both hands. Within seconds you will feel a vibration. If it excites the upper half of your body, it is a female stone. If it excites the lower half of your body, it is male. Keep sampling stones until you find one of each for your use.

When a Moqui Ball is placed in a hot fire it will become a Thunder Ball. The moisture in the sand at the center of the stone expands and the ball explodes. The power of the explosion as well as the pattern of the debris will tell an experienced Shaman the intensity of the situation at hand as well as the path for resolution.
The Moqui Ball is a miniature Mother Earth. It is very grounding, relieving you of stressful energy and negativity by absorbing it. It can assist in raising your personal energy by stimulating the Chi. The Moqui Ball provides protection for the body and mind by shielding you from negativity. When placed on the third eye, it enhances your psychic power. The Moqui Ball is nurturing. It has the feel of an old friend, warm and reassuring.

Shaman Stone (Moqui) meaning

Shaman Stone also called Shamanic Star Stones, Mochi Marbles, Moqui Balls, Thunderballs,are stones of harmony and balance. They are excellent tools for vibrational healing.

Shaman Stones are helpful in overcoming the fear of death and the fear of pain, freeing one to pursue one's path without limitation. They are stones of the ascetic, helping one learn to overcome physical discomfort in the search for spiritual enlightenment.

Some uses of the Shaman Stone are:

Helps in meditation
Helps unblock psychic visions
Relieves physical discomfort
They are excellent tools in Shamanic journeys
Moqui Marbles Healing Stones

Moqui marbles - living stones, mumbling sounds.. protection against evil eye, keeps "false Friends" a far protection against fire/floods and lightning fertility in family, happiness and life energy improves enjoyment of life, coziness, company, easy to fall asleep - deep sleep - no dreams, relaxing stone, not feeling "bound to do something", regenerating, immune system fortifying physical and spiritual unity for body, mind and soul resolves blockades, provides light and joy of life, through the energy field around the marbles it provides a feeling of belonging to people, plants and animals.
They are also referred to as "Moqui Balls", "Thunderballs" or "Shaman Stones".  They have been used for centuries by Shamans and other mystics - considered sacred among the Shamanic members of ancient tribes, they were used in rituals to contact extra-terrestrials, for visioning and for out-of-body journeys.

They don't need special care, they realign the energy centers, relieve energy blockage, stimulate Chi energy, ground, center and protect, they are equally balanced between grounding and energizing, and act as a connector to the Earth's energies. Moqui Marbles readily accept subtle energy charges and hold them indefinitely. Treat them with love and they will return it when you need it most.

They are recommended to the user of both the ancient ways and the future ways. Mochi Marbles can be used to align the energy centers, to relieve energy blockages, to stimulate CHI, to ground and center, and to provide protection. Grinding with two Mochi Marbles promotes receptivity to frequencies, which are usually inaudible. The journey with the Mochi Marbles allow one to live to the fullest, while understanding the sanctity of, and performing healing for the earth. Mochi Balls need no special care, they are lovely to hold and act to protect when placed in one's environments, the energy being like a good friend. Manifested by nature, enjoyed by mankind, the Mochi Marbles brings the synthesis of the male/female duality, and the actualization of singularity, allowing one to recognize the self, and the independence and liberty of ones nature. They are said to have been used for contact with ET's, for visioning, and for journeying, they were sacred among the shamanic members of the ancient tribes.  Mochi Marbles vibrate to the number 4. The number four is about building structure and order. It is a hard working number with much strength and endurance.

Shaman Stones are high energy stones and are powerful allies to have for personal path workings and for healing. In personal matters the stones can connect the shaman with earth energies. They are powerful in grounding and energies. The stones can be used for contacting and interacting with our animal spirit guides.

Moqui Marbles
There are many legends surrounding these strange stones; shamans use them to heal and communicate with other realms and Hopi Indians play marbles with their ancestors to gain knowledge.

Moqui Marbles or Mochi Stones are mysterious sandstone balls covered in hematite (iron ore) and were discovered in the Navajo Sandstone Formation in Utah.
These stones are found in pairs: one more rounded formation which is considered the female and has a - charge and the disk-like formation which has a + charge. They have an uncanny ability to realign the energy body and energy centers immediately, without a lot of mumbojumbo.
When we work with computers all day, or have night shifts or generally get into a negative spiral, our energy polarity (male/female or +/- charge) can get off balance. These stones reboot the +/- energy flow and stabilize the energy field.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Dragon blood jasper

Dragon Blood Jasper is a member of the quartz family (chalcedony). It is a fantastically patterned gemstone with deep red tones of matrix joined with a combination of forest green hues. Dragon Blood Jasper is found only in western Australia. Local legend there says that the stone is the remains of deceased ancient dragons – the green being the skin and the red the blood.

Metaphysical Meaning: Enhances life force; healing; balance
Source: Australia
Mohs Hardness Scale: 7
Chakra:  Heart

Source:   Australia

Astrological:   Leo

Healing Qualities:  Enhances Life Force, courage, strength and vitality.

Brings joy to community interactions.  Helps you achieve goals.

Draws money and love to the wearer.

Good for diagnosing illness and preventing illness.

Physical: Good for nerves, bladder, spleen, stomach, kidneys, liver, bile ducts, mineral balance and sense of smell. 

Provides physical heart healing.

Helps bronchitis, backache, cramps, colds, flu,  jaundice and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Useful during fasting.

Emotional / Spiritual:   Grounds spiritual energy through the heart chakra.

Forms a 3 foot barrier around the wearer for protection against negative people.

A stone with a strong pattern of physical vitality, capable of bringing more energy into the auric field and the physical self. 

It calls forth the gentle strengths of love, forgiveness, and compassion - the only energies that can tame the inner dragon.

Helps loneliness and keeps your spirits up.

Good for yin/yang balance and the aura.
Robert Simmons writes: "Dragon Stone is a strengthener of the physical and etheric bodies, and it works very well for knitting the two of them together, when illness or other negative conditions have brought one's vitality down. Its influence assists the body in the spiritual purification of the blood, and of the cells. It is a wellspring of prana, and it can help one find one's inner ‘reset,' so that one's body and energy fields regain their resonance with a pattern of health, stability and emotional wellbeing. It works steadily rather than rapidly, like most Jaspers, although the exceptional potency of Dragon Stone makes it one of the most powerful and dynamic of the stones in this family.

It has been said that the best way of breaking an old habit is to introduce a new one. That is Dragon Stone's special talent. If one has––through being buffeted by life's events, through confusion or fear, or through self-indulgence––fallen into unhealthy, debilitating patterns, Dragon Stone offers a strong, self-affirming template to follow.

Emotionally, Dragon Stones helps one develop self-confidence, a stronger will, an open expression of feeling and affection, a willingness to help others for the greater good, and the persistence required to make real and effective change.

Physically, it seems to aid endurance, and to inspire one to work hard to be well. This includes diet and exercise regimes for getting in shape. It also feels to me that it can aid those who are working to repattern one's cellular habits for regeneration and rejuvenation, all the way down to the DNA. The twisting, snakelike DNA molecule is, after all, something of a Dragon itself!

Spiritually, Dragon Stone can inspire one to place one's self-serving tendencies into service of the well-being of the world. Yet it does not make one into a weak rule-follower. Rather, it encourages fierceness and loyalty to what seems in one's heart to be the Good, and it teaches one to protect and defend that Good with a power and strength one may never have known one even had! A dragon is not a domesticated animal. It is a wild, sentient journeyer among many realms––an excellent ally and a worthy opponent. To carry Dragon Stone is to invite such qualities into oneself.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Tourmaline is a crystal boron silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and the gemstone comes in a wide variety of colors. The name comes from the Sinhalese word "Thuramali" or "Thoramalli” which applied to different gemstones found in Sri Lanka.
Color  Most commonly black, but can range from brown, violet, green, pink, or in a dual-colored pink and green.
Crystal habit Parallel and elongated. Acicular prisms, sometimes radiating. Massive. Scattered grains (in granite).
Crystal system          Trigonal
Cleavage        Indistinct
Fracture        Uneven, small conchoidal, brittle
Mohs scale hardness           7–7.5
Luster            Vitreous, sometimes resinous
Streak            White
Specific gravity         3.06 (+.20 -.06)
Density          2.82–3.32
Polish luster Vitreous
Optical properties    Double refractive, uniaxial negative
Refractive index       nω=1.635–1.675, nε=1.610–1.650
Birefringence           -0.018 to -0.040; typically about .020 but in dark stones it may reach .040
Pleochroism typically moderate to strong
Red Tourmaline: Definite; dark red,light red
Green Tourmaline: Strong; dark green, yellow-green
Brown Tourmaline: Definite; dark brown, light brown
Blue Tourmaline: Strong; dark blue, light blue
Dispersion     .017
Ultraviolet fluorescence     pink stones—inert to very weak red to violet in long and short wave.

Absorption spectra  a strong narrow band at 498 nm, and almost complete absorption of red down to 640nm in blue and green stones; red and pink stones show lines at 458 and 451nm as well as a broad band in the green spectrum.



Enhances flexibility, happiness, objectivity, compassion, serenity, balance, positive transformation, healing, strength, tolerance, love, spirituality, joy, peace, understanding..


Metaphysical Properties:

Tourmaline is a wonderful stone, with a color for each of the main Chakras. Excellent channeling stone for communication with higher forces. Tourmaline helps to break up energy blockages, which we mentally experience as anxiety, stress or confusion.  

Tourmaline helps you to move beyond limited thinking, to an expanded sense of reality, and see past experiences in new ways. It teaches us that we are light beings in physical form, and helps us to experience the physical and spiritual worlds as one.

Pink Tourmaline is a good choice for children recovering from abuse, and healing the inner child.  Brings deep comforting love energy. Transforms negative behavior into positive.  Love, spirituality, joy, peace, understanding.  Emotional and spiritual love, healing emotional loss and  emotional pain, fear, instills self-gentleness (especially with severe illness like cancer, emphysema, etc.). Most powerful when combined with Kunzite or Rhodocrosite. Self-love, compassion, release of old hurts. Trust. Corresponds to the heart Chakra and crown Chakra, and the astrological sign of Libra. Pink tourmaline is a fertility (child) stone.

Black Tourmaline: Protects against negativity. Powerfully deflects/shields against unwanted or dark energies, (anger, resentment, or jealousy) especially for sensitive people. Encourages intellectual thought, vitality. Corresponds to the root Chakra, and the astrological sign of Capricorn.

Blue Tourmaline: Communication, psychic awareness, peace, balance, eloquence and emotional purification. Wonderful for aligning with higher self for deep insight, vision, intuition. Corresponds to the throat and third-eye chakras, and corresponds to the astrological signs of Libra and Taurus.

Green Tourmaline: Creativity, prosperity, abundance, compassion. Represents life
energy and  life force. Excellent for people who work with herbs for healing. Enhances cooperation and healing, especially good at relieving chronic exhaustion, attracting abundance, and expressing creativity. Opens the heart Chakra, and corresponds to the astrological sign of Capricorn.

Rubellite (dark pink) Tourmaline: Creativity, love, devotion. Unites heart and body for love, courage, passion, energy, stamina, steadiness. High lithium content (thus pink/red color) brings emotional balance, lovingness, devotion in a down-to-earth way. . Releases reproductive Chakra blocks; stimulates fertility. Used to strengthen and detoxes blood and immune system and to ease radiation effects Corresponds to the root and heart chakras, and the astrological signs of Sagittarius and Scorpio.

Watermelon Tourmaline:  (Red/pink and green) Brings together compassion, emotional and spiritual love (light pink) expressed in the physical heart Chakra. Activates the heart Chakra.  Excels for immune system and life-threatening illnesses. Balances metabolism, endocrine system.. Empowers other tourmalines. Corresponds to the astrological signs of Virgo and Gemini.

BROWN TOURMALINE is grounding, encourages stability and practicality.

YELLOW TOURMALINE brings heightened intelligence and spiritual awareness.

Black Tourmaline crystals inside of clear crystals. Balances and unites conscious with subconscious, male with female, spirit with matter, heaven with earth. Brings harmony to any polarity and brings moderation and unity to all situations.

Enhances flexibility, happiness, objectivity, compassion, serenity, balance, positive transformation, healing, strength, tolerance, and understanding. inspiration, confidence. Balances male/female energies and the mind.

Physical Healing Properties:

Especially for nervous system; blood/lymph toxins, Neutralizes fears, resentment, neurosis, obsessions, intestinal or spine energy blocks, toxins, constipation., neuralgia, migraine, burns , lungs, asthma, Arthritis, pain, swelling and immobility.  Lower back pain