Hardness: 7 Mohs
Enhancement Code: Natural
AA: colourless; eye visible black Tourmaline needles; good polish
Care: Rated “good” for everyday wear. Avoid direct sunlight and exposure to heat which may cause colour to fade. Avoid contact with chemicals. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water, or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.
Major Sources: Africa. Brazil, Canada, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, United States, Uruguay
The bold contrast of black tourmaline needles trapped in clear quartz makes a unique and fascinating combination. These exceptional features that give Tourmalinated Quartz a mystical reputation.
Gemstone mythology suggests that Tourmalinated Quartz is used for protection, shielding its owner from negative energy. It is also reputed to ease the nerves, relieving depression and exhaustion. Its black and white hues are also said to provide balance, harnessing the powers of both the yin and yang energies.
From the dark, emotional “goth” designs to the natural lines of eco-conscious fashions, Tourmalinated Quartz is an unbeatable fashion accessory.