|Crystal Habit||Prismatic to acicular crystals|
|Hardness||7 - 7.5 Mohs scale|
|Transparency||Transparent, Translucent, Opaque|
|Specific gravity||2.85 - 3.35|
|Refractive index||1.614 - 1.666|
|Birefringence||0.014 - 0.040|
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
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
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.
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.