This variety of tourmaline is a highly protective stone. It guards against negative and destructive energies, helping to clear the mind of anxiety, depression and worry. It is an especially useful stone to wear in the workplace, as it stimulates optimism, focus, and creativity.
Black tourmaline is strongly connected to the earth and the root chakra, and has the ability to mentally, emotionally and spiritually ground the user.
History Newsflash: The Ancient Egyptians believed that tourmaline occured in so many colours because it fell to earth on a rainbow, and absorbed all the colours as it fell.