The Magic of Black Tourmaline

Did you know that black tourmaline has been used as a talisman for spiritual protection for hundreds of years? This stone is not only beautiful, but it is incredibly powerful too. Let’s dive into the science and magic of black tourmaline and why you should consider wearing it!

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Also known as ‘Schorl’, black tourmaline has been revered for centuries for its grounding and protective abilities. Due to its molecular makeup, black tourmaline can actually absorb energy and, because of this, it is fantastic for purification and energy cleansing. There are several different types of tourmaline, all semi-precious stones with similar qualities, but the abilities of black tourmaline are incomparable. First, let’s learn a bit about tourmaline in general. According to,

“Tourmaline belongs to a complex family of aluminum borosilicates mixed with iron, magnesium, or other various metals that, depending on the proportions of its components, may form as red, pink, yellow, brown, black, green, blue, or violet. Its prismatic, vertically striated crystals may be long and slender or thick and columnar and are uniquely triangular in cross-section.”

The reason black tourmaline is so powerful when it comes to qualities of purification and protection is because it is incredibly rich in iron. This high iron content allows the black tourmaline to be like a sponge, absorbing energy and electrical frequencies. In fact any tourmaline that is black, deep blue or deep brown has a higher iron content than other tourmalines.

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Here are 3 magical facts about black tourmaline:

1. It can protect you

Black tourmaline is perhaps most sought after for its protective qualities. It can not only protect you from unwanted energies, but, depending on your beliefs, it can also protect you spiritually. You might find it placed near someone’s bed to protect them from nightmares or placed near their front door to ward off unwanted energy and visitors. You could also see someone wearing it or carrying it in their pockets for day to day security. Black tourmaline not only absorbs negative energy but it also emits its own frequency that signals toxic energy to stay away.

2. It can decrease EMF

Since black tourmaline is a powerful grounding stone, and can balance the root chakra, it can shield you from electric magnetic frequencies (EMF). EMF is a type of energy that is transmitted from electrical power sources. So, for example, our internet routers, telephone lines, cellphones and electrical outlets can emit EMF energy. EMF carries radiation and can emit energy that can take a negative toll on us mentally and physically. Due to its iron content, black tourmaline attracts electromagnetic frequencies and absorbs them. As a result, black tourmaline has the power to disrupt the output of EMF, protecting us from this harmful energy.

Put it by your outlets, your routers, and wear it on your hands to protect you when on your computer or phones. It’s certainly not a cure all, but black tourmaline can assist with reducing toxicity directed your way.

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3. It helps us let go

As a stone that wards of unwanted energies, black tourmaline can assist us with letting go of things that are no longer serving us. For example, maybe you have a thought form that you want to let go of then black tourmaline can assist you with that process. To do that, you would want to craft an intention while holding your stone; the energy of your intention will be felt by the stone. You are essentially programming the stone to assist you. This is the power of crystal healing!

Black tourmaline is clearly unlike any other stone! We want to leave you with a hot tip before signing off. Be sure to energetically cleanse your black tourmaline stones every few weeks. Because it can absorb energy, we want to help cleanse it of all the energy it has collected so it can continue to serve its purpose! You can do this by placing it under the full moonlight, burn herbs around it or playing your favourite instrument above it!

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