Glossary of Stones

  • Tourmaline

    A stone of many colors and uses, Tourmaline is truly harmonious, reminding us of family connections and memory. It also reveals how humans are part of a much greater community with all sentient beings on the planet.

    Tourmalines have long been know to have pyroelectricity (from heat) and piezoelectricity (from pressure, or rubbing) and were used in olden days to collect metal, paper and dust shavings from hard to reach spaces. Metaphysically, Tourmaline also works as an electrical transmitter, carrying cosmic information through its striations directly into the earth, and carrying energy away from its wearer.

    Please see also Black Tourmaline, Indicolite, Pink Tourmaline, Green Tourmaline, Watermelon Tourmaline, and Tourmalinated Quartz