Beautiful bold black tourmaline is known as one of the most powerfully protective crystals of them all. Its grounding energy is believed to strengthen the body and spirit and keep negativity and bad luck away. It's also a birthstone for October, so if you or someone special is celebrating a birthday this month we know you'll love our handmade black tourmaline jewellery!
How and where black tourmaline is formed
Black tourmaline forms in voids deep under the ground known as pegmatites. These voids fill with a hot, mineral rich liquid that crystallises as it cools to form tourmaline crystals. The black variety of tourmaline has been found in many locations all over the world, including Pakistan, Australia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Africa and the USA.
Black tourmaline throughout history
For centuries black tourmaline has been used as a talisman to protect against all types of dangers. Once known as 'schorl', it has been used in ceremonies and rituals all over the world.
Black tourmaline meanings, properties and uses
An ideal stone to wear around computers and electrical devices, black tourmaline is believed to absorb electromagnetic radiation. Connecting with the base chakra, its grounding energy increases physical vitality and protects against stress and negative thoughts, encouraging a positive attitude no matter what the circumstances.
How to care for your black tourmaline jewellery
Gently clean with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth. Always store your jewellery separately in the box that it came in to protect it from damage.
Do you use black tourmaline as a crystal for protection? Let us know in the comments, and discover our range of handmade crystal jewellery designs available in black tourmaline (perfect for October birthdays) and many other genuine gemstones!