Tourmaline ~ Watermelon
Love ~ Joy
Tourmaline comes in a wide variety of colors, often more than one color within a single specimen. Watermelon Tourmaline come from the Elbaite group, the most colorful group of Tourmaline. Tourmaline is a complex aluminum borosilicate, with a hexagonal crystal pattern. It has prismatic crystals and striations running parallel to the main axis.
In ancient Egypt, Tourmaline was said to have obtained it’s wide variety of color from traveling across a rainbow, absorbing all of the colors on it’s journey. Tourmaline received it’s formal name from the Sinhalese word Tormalli meaning “mixed gems” and was a general term used to describe the varying colorful stones found in Sri Lanka.
Watermelon Tourmaline is a combination of both Pink and Green Tourmaline. It is given the name Watermelon Tourmaline due to it’s pink center and bright green shell which closely resembles the rind of a watermelon. Some of the most remarkable pieces of Watermelon Tourmaline come from Maine where it was first discovered in 1902. Brazil is also known to be home to some of the finest pieces of Watermelon Tourmaline and can also have the most abundant formations.
Watermelon Tourmaline is one of the most powerful heart chakra stones and is known to help clear any blockages or negative energies that may reside within one’s heart. It balances the physical, emotional and spiritual components of the heart, creating perfect harmony. An excellent teacher of self-acceptance, Watermelon Tourmaline is known to help those with insecurities by amplifying their true strengths, and encouraging to break out of their shell. This is helpful to those who may be ready to open up to romantic relationships, teaching them to first love and accept themselves, which encourages love and acceptance of others.
Said to be a very grounding stone, Watermelon Tourmaline can help one connect with the nature spirits and earth, making it a useful stone for those who may feel disconnected or lost. When meditating with Watermelon Tourmaline it can help release destructive behaviors, allowing one to live a more meaningful life and to set them back on track with their unique journey. It can help open your eyes to the beauty of nature that forever surrounds us.
Overall, Watermelon Tourmaline teaches us the true meaning of joy which is not caused by an external experience but instead resides within us. It can help take the seriousness out of a situation and allow you to see the humor in it.
~ Helps to ease feelings of depression and paranoia and can diminish any overactive emotions.
~ Helps to spark creativity and can be an excellent stone for those with writer’s block.
~ Cleanses any blockages in all chakras.