Tourmaline is a very fascinating gem, whose particularity is the wide range of colors: it is in fact present in nature in over 100 different shades, sometimes polychrome.
Its composition is variable, as the stone belongs to a complex mineralogical family, and can also develop into large crystals.
The most famous and appreciated varieties of tourmaline are the blue tourmaline, the verdelite or yellow tourmaline, the yellow tourmaline, the multicolored, the Paraiba blue / bright yellow tourmaline, the dark green indicolite and the rubellite, red or pink .
It is also called chameleon stone precisely with regard to the variety of shades, from the richest and purest, such as green or blue, to the gradations between two or more shades and arranged both horizontally and vertically.
Tourmaline crystals are made of sodium and aluminum, with varying percentages of other elements, which determine the different colors: iron, chromium, calcium, lithium, manganese and alkaline metals.
It is possible to find in nature crystals of exceptional transparency and clarity, much sought after by collectors and jewelers for the possibility of cutting unique gems with an extraordinary luster.
Symbolism and Meaning
Yellow tourmaline, also called verdalite, owes its color to the presence of iron and titanium, Paraiba, the most prized of all, has a very intense blue / green color due to a significant percentage of iron and manganese.
Pleicroism, or the double refraction of light, with an iridescent effect based on the observation point, is nevertheless a common characteristic of all varieties of tourmaline.
In the finest green specimens, such as the Paraiba, you can notice shades that can extend from the Caribbean blue, to turquoise, to the sea green, in blue tourmalines, such as indicolite, there may be shades of blue from the lightest to the most intense and deep.
For its characteristics of color, light, hardness and clarity, tourmaline is mainly used in jewelry, and more rarely for the realization of small ornaments, statuettes and decorative objects.
The most requested qualities are the Paraiba yellow tourmaline and the red tourmaline.
Considering the most relevant quality of the crystals, that is to assume different colors according to the direction from which it is observed, the stone is suitable for any type of cut: rectangular, octagonal, oval, brilliant and so on.
Jewelers are always oriented to choose polychrome tourmalines, since no stone ever looks like another, with the possibility of creating unique works.
Currently, tourmaline is one of the few stones that cannot be successfully synthesized, but it is not uncommon to find imitations made of colored glass or transparent synthetic gemstones combined with colored glue.
It is also often used to subject the tourmaline to very high temperatures to enhance the brilliance, the saturation of the color, the green becomes emerald green, the reddish becomes bright red, and the other colors take on lighter and brighter shades.
The beautiful shades, the transparency and the excellent hardness of the tourmaline, make it adaptable to gemological processing, even if the perfect specimens, especially multicolored, are very rare.
The stone is extracted mainly in Brazil, Africa and Afghanistan, it was already known in Europe in the 3rd century BC C., and its variety of colors has meant that it was often mistaken for other precious stones.
One of its features is pyro electricity and piezoelectricity, or the ability to charge electricity through pressure or heat: for this reason some varieties of tourmalines are used for the construction of precision instruments, pressure gauges and pressure gauges.
The most appreciated and prized tourmalines are the noblest ones, whose brilliance and color allow to cut very beautiful gems.
The most widespread is the black tourmaline, whose color actually turns often towards blue or brown, the rarest are polychrome gems in which the colors are arranged in concentric layers, from the inner pink to the outer green, recalling the arrangement of the colors in a slice of watermelon.
Minor precious gems can also be infiltrated with coloring substances to brighten up the nuances and make them marketable.
Furthermore, the variety of tourmaline colors has meant that they were often confused with other precious stones.
For recognize the tourmaline, and avoid exchanging it for a stone of greater value, it is advisable to verify the characteristic double refraction, which varies with reference to the angle of observation, the presence of small colored inclusions, especially in Paraiba and rubelite, and the tendency of stone to magnetize.
It is however forbidden to call the green, blue and red tourmalines with the name of Brazilian emerald, Brazil sapphire, Siberia ruby and the like.
Love and Relationships
The Yellow Tourmaline Stone affects your sub consciousness by reducing neurotic tendencies; helps to remain connected to the Light even in the most difficult circumstances (black); helps to recognize the wounds inflicted by life and to overcome them.
The Yellow Tourmaline stone also affects your emotional life by neutralizing anger, resentment, jealousy, insecurity (black); promotes altruism and social commitment; generates confidence in one’s abilities (dravite); brings joy, optimism, enthusiasm for life; generates trust in the strength and power of Love (rubelite); communicates unconditional love to all creatures (Paraiba); it removes sadness and frees blocked feelings, helping to express them; makes it open and tolerant (blue); loosens emotional blocks; it takes care of the inner conflicts accumulated in the heart and makes love flow freely, both “in sending” and “in reception”; reduces anxiety and depression; relieves the burden of burdens, bringing beauty within reach (watermelon and multicolored).
When it comes to body, the tourmaline relieves chronic fatigue and exhaustion (verdellite); radiation fencing (PCs, mobile phones, satellite dishes, repeaters); limits hearing disorders; it makes the scars disappear (black tourmaline elixir); promotes cell, tissue and skin regeneration; combats cellulite and facilitates the healing of kidney disorders; stimulates the 5 senses, nerves, digestion and metabolism (dravite); detoxifies and strengthens the nervous system, the heart, the intestine, the joints; tones parenchymal cells; slows down the degenerative processes and the formation of tumors (verdellite); improves the functionality of the nervous system; protects the heart, spleen, liver, circulatory system, sexual organs (rubelite); stimulates hormonal, hepatic, renal and cerebral functions (Paraiba); protects the vocal cords; regulates fluid balance, elimination processes, renal and bladder function (blue); protects the heart; facilitates nerve regeneration; useful in case of paralysis and multiple sclerosis (watermelon and multicolor).
Elixir made from Tourmaline has a strong effect; all preparation methods are applicable except for cooking; it is possible to take in large quantities (all varieties).
Yellow Tourmaline Stone and Wealth
When it comes to mental sphere it eases mental tensions (blue); transmits pragmatic creativity and enhances manual skills; develops memory, independence and positive thinking (dravite); experiencing a new courage to live, leads to devote oneself to commitments with firmness and dedication (rubelite); stimulates the sense of justice and mental clarity; increases the propensity to make decisions (Paraiba); inspires love for truth and awareness of one’s responsibilities (blue); helps to express their intentions clearly (watermelon and multicolored).
Yellow Tourmaline Stone and Zodiac
The Yellow Tourmaline stone is linked to the Zodiac sign Aquarius and Pisces.
Yellow Tourmaline Stone and Chakras
Chakra: the black variety anchors the 1st chakra on the ground; the yellow works on the 3rd – center of the navel; green, watermelon and rubellite act on the 4th chakra; Paraiba works on the 5th energy center and indicolite acts on the 6th – third eye; the multicolored variety must be applied to the chakras in a manner consistent with the colors present in the specimen.
How to Purify Yellow Tourmaline Stone
Solid and rather resistant, it can be cleaned easily with hot water and soap or dish detergent, rinsed and polished with alcohol.
It is good to avoid temperature changes, however it is a stone that is not easy to chip or shatter.
To recharge this stone just put it a few minutes under running water (no direct immersion in water) and then it must be well dried; alternatively, Reiki interventions with a violet flame or rest on a family of amethyst or rock crystal; sunbathing (no direct light) and moonlight regenerate vitality.
When the tourmaline has given up all the energy potential it has, it will become fragile and break; at that point it should be returned to nature, freeing it at sea or in a stream.
take Yellow Tourmaline with you (in your pocket or in a natural fiber bag hanging from your neck); wear it as a stone mounted in necklaces, bracelets or pendants; sleeping in it, inserting it in the pillowcase, is advised but it is important to listen to your body (if it should be difficult to fall asleep, it will be necessary to remove it); excellent during moments of meditation and reiki treatments; essential mineral in crystal therapy treatments and to access the energy frequencies of higher octaves.