Tourmaline Dreams

Tourmaline is one of my all time favorite stones so it was only a matter of time before I based a collection around this inspiring and beautiful gemstone.  The Tourmaline Dreams collection has a rich, but laid back vibe. Jewelry with bold & colorful combinations of all natural gemstones, balanced out by clean,  primary shapes in silver and gold. Sophisticated and worldly,  the perfect adornment for your gypsy soul…

Tourmaline
It displays a greater range of colors than any other gemstone. In fact, it comes in every color of the spectrum. Tourmaline has been said to be a stone of reconciliation, a stone that fosters compassion and cool headedness, radiates the energy that attracts money, healing and friendship, and is used for grounding purposes, to stabilize, and reaffirm our roots. It also creates a commitment towards the completion of one’s goals and is said to protect the wearer against dangers. Although the differences in colors can be explained by the stone’s mineral compositions, some believe that tourmaline meaning and uses of the different colors can vary from hue to hue.

Tourmaline Meaning and Uses of Different Colors 

Pink (Rubellite): Pink tourmaline can vary from pale pink to deep red, but all ranges of the hue are meant to relate to matters of the heart. The pink stone is supposed to encourage compassion and gentleness, as well as link love and spirituality. It is worn to promote sympathy towards others and is an excellent stone for healers, therapists and counselors as it allows them to better listen to and understand their patients. It carries the virtue of unconditional love and friendship. It’s also meant for people who bear a special injury in their hearts as it encourages love and gently disperses emotional pain and dissolves disruptive feelings. One variation of pink tourmaline is referred to as watermelon tourmaline because it has a pink center surrounded by an outer green “rind.” This variation is said to link the emotions of the pink center to the physical being of the outer green rock, bringing joy to a person’s life and relationships.P

Green (Verdilite): Green tourmaline is supposedly the most healing of all the crystals, channeling its energies into the center of one’s being and creating a flow of wholesome energy to all parts of the body and self.  It’s the masculine counterpart to feminine pink tourmaline, and it’s meant to boost courage, strength, stamina, and vitality. The color can range from pale green to shades of olive. 

Purple (Siberite): Purple tourmaline is all about serene energy. The stone is reported to ground and protect you, as well as help you deeply relax. With that, siberite helps release emotional attachments, so you can look at the world with a nonjudgmental view. Additionally, some use purple tourmaline’s physical properties to reduce headaches and migraines.

Light blue/blue-green (Indicolite): Indicolite stems from the word “indigo,” and the blue or aqua-green color of this tourmaline represents the tranquility of water. Blue tourmaline is meant to represent clear, honest communication and the ability to speak from the heart. It also is supposed to encourage an open mind and embrace of truth and ethics.

Brown (Dravite): Ranging from dark yellow to dark brown, dravite is supposed to be a grounding influence because of its natural, earthy hue. The stone restores emotional balance and promotes understanding while relieving worrying and creating a feeling of calm. In general, dravite is supposed to transform negative energy into positive.

Black (Schori): Black tourmaline—which can, in reality, range from dark blue to dark brown to true black—is thought to be a grounding stone that provides a connection between the Earth and the human spirit. It is supposed to help people find a sense of self-confidence, see the world more clearly, and feel empowered during difficult circumstances. Ancient magicians reportedly used the stone to protect themselves from “Earth demons,” and it’s still thought to have protective properties.

Multicolored (Liddicoatite): A rare version of tourmaline, liddicoatite has triangular cross-sections of color. It can be pink, red, green brown or blue, or a combination of all. It’s believed to align mental processes, encourage self-confidence, promote understanding and provide insight into conflicts.

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