Tourmaline Crystals Meanings and Properties

Tourmaline Crystals Meanings and Properties

Mineral Information

Origin: Worldwide

Mineral Species: N/A - a group of Species, the Tourmaline Group

Chemical Formula: N/A - members of the group have different formulae

Hardness: 7-7.5

Crystal System: Trigonal

Colour: All colours

Typical Appearance: Crystals acicular or prismatic, often doubly terminated.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Libra (general)

Chakra Alignment: Depends on colour

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Cingalese "tourmali," the name given to colored gem zircons on the island of Sri Lanka (Ceylon). In the early 1800s (some say 18th C) it was discovered that some of the "zircons" arriving in European gem centers from the far east were actually a previously undescribed mineral. Because of it's relatively recent discovery, there are no traditions associated with it.

Additional Information


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