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Tourmaline
Toumaline (Turmali) is a semi-precious gemstone, the green variety which is a substitute stone for Emerald. It is found in wide variety of colors ranging from black, brownish black, dark yellow, red, pinkish red, light blue to bluish green and is known for its ability to aid in the detoxification process of the human body.

Who Should Wear A Tourmaline Gemstone?

Green Tourmaline strengthens Mercury, and is the rashi ratna for Gemini (Mithuna), Virgo (Kanya).
Tourmaline can be worn by those who are ruled by Saturn and Mercury.
Tourmaline can also be worn by those who are relieving depression.

Which Tourmaline Gemstone Should I Buy?

The weight of the Tourmaline stone depends upon its Weight (carat/ratti), treatments and quality (cut, color and clarity).

Qualities Of A Good Tourmaline Stone?


High transparency
Less number of inclusions
Pure color
A natural unheated or untreated Tourmaline should be preferred.

Benefits of Tourmaline:

Tourmaline crystals have the ability to generate negative ions.
Depression relieved through negative ions without the negative side effects of using anti-depressants.
This gem has the power to boost sexual energy in men, as it increases the blood flow circulation in the body.


Tourmaline Quality:

The quality of Tourmaline depends upon cut, color and clarity.
For Astrological purpose, quality depends mainly on color and only little on color.
The cut of Tourmaline has only ornamental significance and not astrological.
How to Wear Tourmaline?
 
Tourmaline should be worn in either Gold or Panchdhatu. It can also be worn in Silver. It can be worn either as a ring, pendant or bracelet.

Procedure Of Wearing Tourmaline?


According to Vedic Astrology, Tourmaline is worn in the little finger of the correct hand (right-hand for right-handed people and left-hand for left-handed people). It is worn on Wednesday before 12 PM noon during the Shukla Paksh (Waxing Moon).



Chemical Composition of Tourmaline:

Tourmaline is the most colorful of all gemstones. Scientifically, tourmaline is not a single mineral, but a group of minerals related in their physical and chemical properties.

Chemical Formula

Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4

Crystal System

Hexagonal

Hardness

7 – 7.5 on Moh’s scale

Refractive Index

1.616 – 1.650

Specific Gravity

2.9 – 3.3

Transparency

Transparent to Opaque

Double Refraction

0.018