This is a beautifully raw black tourmaline. Black tourmaline is a favorite of mine ~ so powerfully grounding and protective. It's set with a crown of sparkling black aventurine. The crystal hangs on a 30" stainless steel chain.
According to lore, ancient magicians relied upon Black Tourmaline (also known as Schorl) to protect them from earth demons as they cast their spells. Today this stone is still revered as a talisman of protection, and is believed to act as a psychic shield deflecting and dispelling negative energies, entities, or destructive forces. It's thought to guard against radiation and environmental pollutants, and is believed highly useful in purifying and neutralizing one’s own negative thoughts and internal conflicts, and turning them into positive, usable energy. Black Tourmaline is also said to be a powerful grounding stone, electrical in nature, providing a connection between Earth and the human spirit. Its supportive energy aligns the energy centers of the body and channels healing light throughout the system. It's said to promote a sense of power and self-confidence, allowing for a clearer, more objective view of the world. It's thought to be a very empowering stone to wear ~ creating its own cloak of protection and confidence.
Black Aventurine has the same energy as obsidian, and can be used as an alternative if desired. Black aventurine is a black, opaque stone containing tiny flecks of pyrite that give it a metallic iridescence, making it sparkle in the light, almost as if it contained glitter. Although aventurines can come from all over the world, black aventurine is a recently rediscovered stone that comes from a small mine in Ontario, Canada. In the past, it was used by the Native peoples of Canada, but in modern times it has been a fairly obscure stone until recently when a new pocket was opened up.
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