Black tourmaline beads are also known as schorl beads. This semiprecious gemstone consists of a complex silicate of boron and aluminum. Some black tourmaline contains gold-colored inclusions caused by a variance in its makeup.
At first glance, this stone looks very much like black onyx. While black onyx is solidly opaque, close examination of black tourmaline shows a slight translucency and occasional inclusions.
It is said that black tourmaline dispels negative energy, bringing good luck to the bearer. If you rub the stone, it will become magnetically charged and this is believed to intensify your good luck. Black tourmaline can be found all around the world.
Pink and Multicolor Tourmaline Beads: Our multicolor tourmaline beads provide you with beautiful mixed strands of different colors of semiprecious tourmaline, usually in shades of pink, green, brown, tan and gray. Sometimes we have strands of just pink tourmaline. Pink tourmaline is one of October's birthstones.
Mixed tourmaline beads cut in India have a more organic, whimsical, and less polished appearance but often have better clarity and color. The tourmaline beads cut in China provide a more uniform shape, size and hole placement, but may be more opaque.
Tourmaline has been used as a gemstone for over 2,000 years. It is said to dispel fear, negativity, and grief. Many say tourmaline induces a tranquil sleep, calms nerves, regulates hormones, and fights genetic disorders.See Also: