Tourmalinated (tourmaline included) quartz is a type of quartz that has black or green tourmaline needle-like inclusions within it. The stone looks best when the quartz is clear but more common specimens are found where the quartz is whitish-grey. This uniquely patterned stone has a Mohs hardness of 7, so it is moderately hard but can scratch and get chipped.
Clean your tourmalinated quartz jewelry with water mixed with a small amount of mild liquid hand soap with a soft cloth, rinse with water and dry with a soft cloth. I have a sterling silver and tourmalinated quartz bracelet that I’ve been wearing for 3 or 4 years – the round stones have been unaffected by bathing soaps or shampoo, still looking as lovely as the day I made the bracelet.
Tourmalinated quartz has multiple metaphysical associations with it, including:
- excellent protective stone
- brings balance and inner strength
- deflects and grounds negativity
- reduces anxiety and depression
Below is a photo of a tourmalinated quartz trillion. We have a variety of loose gemstones as well as lovely completed pieces at www.dragondreamsjewelry.com.