Monday, January 11, 2010

Eye Candy: Focus on Tourmaline

Sometimes we like to pick jewelry to match our outfit, or just because it is pretty; other times we may want a little extra from our necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. Whether or not you actually believe in the metaphysical properties of gemstones, a little extra help just might be what you want some days. Tourmaline is a multi-colored gemstone that is said to have many different properties; in general it is supposed to calm the wearer, provide protection, and increase both focus and balance. It is also worn to promote self-assurance and goodwill.

Each specific color of tourmaline is said to have its own properties. Green tourmaline is believed to cleanse and detoxify the spirit; it is also worn to bring prosperity. Pink tourmaline just might promote compassion and love; wear it to help heal emotional pain. Black tourmaline is supposed to provide strong protection from negative energies; it reduces fears, obsessions, neurosis, and panic, replacing them with a calm rootedness. Blue tourmaline is said to be helpful with verbal, speech, and throat problems; wearing it just might enhance your mental peace and patience. Watermelon tourmaline is worn to heal old emotional pains and bring new emotional understanding.

Are you feeling the need to clam down and add balance to your life? Click on any photo to add some tourmaline to your collection. Even if tourmaline doesn't fulfill the metaphysical promises made on its behalf, we can guarantee than any of these pieces will add beauty to your life.




















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8 comments:

galadryl said...

Wow, beautiful stuff. Never thought it would go so well with copper. Looks great.

RocknWow said...

I've always loved the many colors of tourmaline.

Cat said...

When I was a child, we used to have an encyclopedia, one volume, old and worn. There were only a few colored plates in it. One of them was for gems. It was then I fell in love with tourmaline.
Love this eye candy!

Beadorigami said...

Tourmaline is such a fascinating stone... I love how this collection of pieces shows off a wide variety of ways to use this beautiful stone.

For You Jewellery Designs said...

I didn't realise that each colour in tourmaline had its own metaphysical property.
All gorgeous pieces featuring such a pretty stone.

mcstoneworks said...

I love tourmaline. It has such a range of colors - all beautiful. Great pieces showcasing this fantastic gemstone.

faeriiidust said...

I love the range of colours, from soft to neon, that tourmaline comes in. Thank you for including my earrings!

Leilani said...

Such a beautiful stone that I hope to work with in the future!