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's energy is believed to bring your energy centers into balance, opening a gateway to your highest self. Black Tourmaline specifically is a grounding stone that has been used to repel & purify negative energy, turning it into usable energy. It has been said it can protect one's own energy field, or aura, from negativity & can help with excessive stress, worry & obsessive behavior. As a grounding stone, Black Tourmaline can also aid in connecting your first chakra (root chakra) with the earth. It is thought to even help clear the physical body from heavy metal toxins & environmental pollutants as well. .
This particular stone is from Brazil, completely natural, purchased from a family owned and operated mine. It is a very high quality piece that is a lot more dense than lower varieties. The edges of it are very shiny and I love the way the light bounces off of it.
It weighs 12.6 oz and measure about 3.75 x 2 x 1.5 inches. The flat shape is perfect for laying on your body during meditation.