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Tourmaline

Birthstone:
October

Wedding anniversary:
5th Pink tourmaline
8th Tourmaline
10th Green tourmaline
21st Red violet tourmaline
55th Green tourmaline

Origin:
Tourmalines are mined everywhere in the world including Africa, Afghanistan, Africa, Australia, Brazil, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Siberia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, the USA, and Zimbabwe.

Chemical Formula:
Al6B3Fe3H10NaO31Si6

Mineral:
Boron silicate

MOHS Hardness Scale:
7-7.5

Healing Properties:

Flexibility, Happiness, Objectivity, Compassion, Serenity, Balance, Positive transformation, Healing, Strength, Tolerance, Understanding

Tourmaline aids in understanding oneself and others. It promotes self-confidence and diminishes fear. Tourmaline attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity. It balances the right-left sides of the brain.

History and Myth:
The name Tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese word tura mali which translates as the stone of mixed colours. The symbolic properties of tourmaline vary quite a bit by region.
According to Egyptian legend, the stone found its array of colours (tourmaline commonly occurs in pink, blue, yellow, green, and red) when it left the earth’s centre and passed through a rainbow and took on all the colours for itself.
Some African and Australian shamans believed that they were teller stones that could locate sources of trouble, provide insight, and suggest direction towards good. In numerous cultures, black tourmaline was believed to protect against dark magic, and Native Americans gave certain shades of the stone as funeral gifts.
Another legend states that magicians in the Andes mountains crafted magical staffs of tourmaline which contained ancient knowledge of the world.
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