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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Tourmalinated Quartz

Tourmalinated Quartz, is clear quartz with naturally occurring needle-like inclusions of Black Tourmaline, also known as schorl.
Scientists worldwide have long been intrigued by the unique electrical and magnetic properties of Tourmaline.

Chemical composition: 
SiO2 with NaFe3,/sub> (Al,Fe)6Si6o18(BO3)(OH)4
Color: 
Clear with schorl needlelike inclusions
Lustre: 
Vitreous
Hardness: 
7-7.5
Crystal system: 
Triagonal
Origin: 
Brazil, India, Tanzania
Healing properties*: 
Today Black Tourmaline is still revered as a talisman of protection. It acts as a psychic shield deflecting and dispelling negative energies, entities, or destructive forces. reduces tension and stress and clears negative thoughts.
Folklore: 
Native American and African shamans included black tourmaline in rituals as protection against negative spells or curses.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.