As one of the most popular healing gemstones around, Tourmaline has gained a reputation as one of the most detoxifying gemstones (not to mention that it is also one of the most visually stunning!) Take my word or see it for yourself at Purlife! That being said, there are still a lot of people who do use healing gemstones that are unfamiliar with this bold, beautiful healing stone. What is tourmaline, what are its incredible healing benefits, and how do you know if it’s the right gemstone for you? We have you covered. Here’s everything that you need to know about tourmaline to make you an expert.
What Is Tourmaline?
Tourmaline is categorized as a semi-precious stone that is often cut and used to create beautiful jewelry. When it is not being finely cut as decorative jewelry, it is often bought raw and uncut so that it may be used to decorate rooms and bedside tables.
While it is a gorgeous stone, it does serve more purpose than simply looking good! Many people will wear tourmaline jewelry and adorn areas in their homes and workspaces with it because of the healing properties that are attributed to them as cleansing stones that can help detox.
That’s all thanks to Tourmaline’s ability to emit negative ions. More on that below!
What Colors Can You Find Tourmaline Gemstones?
At a distance, Tourmaline appears to be black, but as it’s namesake, a Singalese phrase meaning “many vibrant colors”, would suggest, this stone is a true rainbow of colors. Tourmaline comes in a wide array of colors; magenta, teal, green, blue, yellow, and of course, black. This makes for incredible options when choosing the best Tourmaline stone for your collection. You can choose the color that resonates with you the most!
What Are the Healing Benefits of Tourmaline?
As mentioned above, Tourmaline is one of few gemstones that naturally emit negative ions that have positive benefits for the body. This is because this wondrous stone has the ability to generate its own electrical charge when it is heated (by a lamp for example).
Why Are We Interested in Minerals That Emit Negative Ions?
Now the reason that these negative ion emitting gemstones are so sought after has to do with their ability to aid living beings with stress relief. It’s truly is a powerful and useful gemstone, and that is why it is so important in holistic healing practices.