Tourmaline is from the beryl family and is not a single mineral, but a group of minerals related in their physical and chemical properties, including elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and the gemstone comes in a wide variety of colors. Tourmaline's energy is believed to bring your energy centers into balance, opening a gateway to your highest self. They are thought to be very balancing and clearing stones. Black tourmaline specifically is thought to be a grounding and protecting stone energetically.
This particular specimen is from Pakistan. It is incredible quality and has great sheen and naturally terminated ends. It weighs 13g and is about 2.5 inches in length.