Tourmaline Gemstone




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Physical Features:
ChemicalX1Y3Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4
ColorAll colors
Crystal HabitPrismatic to acicular crystals
Crystal SystemTrigonal
CleavagePoor
FractureSub-Conchoidal
Hardness7 - 7.5 Mohs scale
LusterVitreous
TransparencyTransparent, Translucent, Opaque
Specific gravity2.85 - 3.35
Refractive index1.614 - 1.666
Birefringence0.014 - 0.040
ChatoyancyYes

This semi-precious gemstone holds the record being the most colorful stone among all of the gemstone. A group of 27 minerals consists of Tourmaline and this rare gemstone comes in all colors of the rainbow. This stone was first found in Italy and its name was given by the Asian sub continent country Sri Lanka. The meaning of the stone is Stone mixed with Vibrant Colours. It is also not a single stone it is a mixture of different compound stones. Another exciting thing is you will never find two tourmaline stones of exact same color. Thats why it is also called magic Stone.

Its purpose and use:

Tourmaline is found in a variety of colors of Black, Brownish Black, Dark yellow, Red, Blue, Pinkish Red, Green etc. Some of its uses are

According to astrologers, Tourmaline is mainly worn by those people who are ruled by Saturn or Mercury.

In ancient times it is believed that this gemstone has some supernatural power and it is able to generate an electric charge and emit negative ions and infrared rays which helps to detoxify human bodies.

After wearing this, you start to feel healthy as it will slowly increase your blood flow by expanding the capillaries and also start detoxifying the important organs of the body. It also helps to dissolve the toxins from the blood.

With the growing age, different types of health related issues comes out, tourmaline helps in resolving the kidney and liver problems along with many other body parts.

As it helps to increase the blood circulation, indirectly it helps to increase more sexual interest and power.

As it is an energy emitting gem stone, lots of people want to keep it their house or office so that the energy can spread into the environment. Tourmaline is preferred worn in either gold or silver.