Black Tourmaline is also a powerful grounding stone, electrical in nature, providing a connection between Earth and the human spirit.
Its supportive energy aligns the energy centers of the body and channels healing light throughout the system. It promotes a sense of power and self-confidence, allowing for a clearer, more objective view of the world.
It is empowering to those who must live or work in challenging environments or when facing difficult circumstances.Although Tourmaline may be found on every continent, fine crystal specimens and gems are still considered rare and can be quite expensive. I
ts vast popularity as a gemstone began in 1876, when mineralogist and jeweler George Kunz sold a Green Tourmaline from Maine to the famous Tiffany and Co. in New York, and its desirability spread. More recently it has become a favorite of metaphysical collectors and practitioners for its versatile energy properties.
The most common species of Tourmaline is Schorl, which accounts for ninety-five percent of all Tourmaline in nature. It is black, or sometimes a blue so deep it appears to be black. The term Schorl was in use before the 1400s, named for a town in Saxony, Germany, where Black Tourmaline was found in nearby tin mines.