Tourmaline is a complex crystalline silicate containing aluminum, boron and other elements. Its name derives from the Sinhalese (Sri Lankan) word tura mali, meaning "stone of mixed colors," and our mixed tourmaline strands can indeed contain blue (indicolite), yellow, pink to red (rubellite), black (schorl), green, dravite (brown) and clear (achroite). This semiprecious gemstone is piezoelectric (when it's heated, rubbed or pressurized the crystal gives it an electric charge). It is also pleochroic (looking darker from some angles than others). Protect tourmaline from scratches, sharp blows, and drastic temperature changes. Do not clean tourmaline in a home ultrasonic cleaner.
Tourmaline has been used as a gemstone for over 2,000 years. It is one of October's birthstones, and is said to dispel fear, negativity, and grief. Many say tourmaline induces a tranquil sleep, calms nerves, regulates hormones, and fights genetic disorders.
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