Quartz, Tourmalinated Gemstone Properties

Design Possibilities

Tourmalinated quartz makes me think of a swank little restaurant. The maitre d', impeccably clothed in black and white, is invisible until you need him. Then he appears, quietly, right beside you. Because it's quartz, this gemstone is abundant, but no quartz is more tasteful and distinctive. Whether the rich black bubbles through it or is discreet like the stroke of a fine ink pen against its sparkling clear-white base, tourmalinated quartz is gorgeous. String a variety of the interesting shapes together for a necklace that's casually elegant. Or blend them with celestial crystal and garnet (see p.62 in FMG's 2001 catalog) for a magical mixture of black and red, intensified by clear white quartz. You'll have a go anywhere accessory perfect for this fall and winter's fashion colors.

Metaphysical/Healing Properties

Tourmalinated quartz is filled with energy that flashes through it and connects us with other fields of energy. It's the sort of thing that happens spontaneously and often unexpectedly. Think of a conversation with a stranger who, as soon as you began talking to each other, you felt like you'd known forever. That's the vibrant, spontaneous energy that can flash through us when we wear tourmalinated quartz. It makes us feel at home and comfortable wherever we are and with all kinds of people.

Mineral Information Macrocrystalline quartz
Chemical Composition SiO2
Color Clear with black inclusions
Hardness 7
Specific Gravity 2.65
Refractive Index 1.544-1.553

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**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

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