Pink tourmaline is a member of the Tourmaline family, with a Mohs hardness of 7 to 7.5. It is a semi-precious stone with colors ranging from peachy pink to strong reddish pink.
It can have a translucent to opaque clarity and vitreous to sub-vitreous luster. Pink tourmaline deposits are found in many countries, including Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and the United States. It generally occurs as small granules and pebbles in pegmatite dikes and alluvial gravels.
The name tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese phrase tura mali, which means "stone with mixed colors." In ancient times, tourmalines were sometimes referred to as "turamali."
Tourmaline is a birthstone for the month of October, along with opal. It is also the zodiac stone for Libra. This crystal represents a love of humanity and humanitarianism.
Pink Tourmaline Meaning And Properties
Pink tourmaline is a stone of love", as it promotes feelings of love, tenderness, and compassion. It opens and activates the heart chakra, helping us discover the true meaning of giving and receiving. It is also believed to help attract new love and friendships.
Pink tourmaline brings healing energy to the emotional body, helping one to release old patterns of abuse and suffering. It also helps to dissolve anger, resentment, and jealousy. This stone is supportive during the grieving process, bringing in calming and soothing energies.
Pink tourmaline is known for its ability to balance the masculine and feminine energies within us. It helps to bring a feeling of wholeness and can be helpful in relationships where there is a lot of drama or "ups and downs."