Tourmaline comes in a wide variety of colors, often more than one color within a single specimen. Watermelon Tourmaline, the combination of green and pink or red tourmaline (rubellite), 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.
Green Tourmaline (also known as Verdelite) brings a joy for life. It promotes an appreciation for the many wonders that life has to offer. It encourages patience and openness, as well as sincere interest in fellow human beings. It is also the premiere stone for self-healing and it centers the energies at the heart chakra. Green Tourmaline assists in aligning the heart’s electromagnetic field with the electromagnetic field of the Earth, helping to strengthen the heart itself.
Rubellite strengthens one’s heart and links it to the heart of the Earth. It has the potential to open one to love that goes beyond humn relationships – the love that permeates the Universe. Rubellite strengthens the will to understand love and to inspire tactfulness in independence, promoting creativity in the various realms of loving aspirations.
Rubellite stimulates the root chakra as well as the heart. It brings an increased flow of prana, and can be a grounding influence, especially for the emotions.
Lepidolite ~ Said to have a strong relaxing and calming effect. It brings hope and is a stone of transformation in that it helps one get through transitions with trust that everything will ultimately turn out for the best. It engenders and enhances self-love, patience, and optimism. Emotionally, lepidolite is an excellent healer. It greatly decreases stress, anxiety, depression, manic-depression, despondency, PTSD, anger, and other traumas, panic attacks, and addictions. Lepidolite can be used for dreamwork, rebirthing, and is also good for dream recall. When combined with rubellite (pink tourmaline) it is an extraordinarily powerful agent for calming and healing, especially in the emotional areas.
It is said that lithium quartz can open the heart chakra and activate the mind centers, bringing on a state of euphoric well being. The stones are said to enhance meditation and inner visions, and to bring a sense of peace and relief from stress.