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Pink Tourmaline is a beautiful gemstone that is highly valued for its bright and vivid hues. 

It is a type of Tourmaline that is found in many parts of the world, including Brazil, Madagascar, and Afghanistan. 

Pink Tourmaline has been used for centuries as a decorative gemstone and is prized for its unique colour and properties. 

In this blog post, we will take a look at the history, physical properties, meaning healing properties and uses of Pink Tourmaline.

Pink Tourmaline is prized for its ability to promote feelings of love, compassion and joy. 

It is believed to help heal wounds and support energy balance throughout the day. 

As a result, this stunning pink-light lilac coloured gemstone is often found being used in meditation and healing practices.

FUN FACT: Pink Tourmaline is the official semi-precious birthstone for October and is most beneficial to those born under the Libra Star Sign (Sept 24 – Oct 23).

The History of Pink Tourmaline

The history of Pink Tourmaline dates back to ancient times when it was believed to have strong healing properties. 

The ancient Egyptians used Pink Tourmaline to treat skin disorders and improve blood circulation. 

The Greeks and Romans believed that it could help fight off evil spirits and protect against negative energy.

In ancient India, they used Pink Tourmaline in rituals to encourage insight and detach good from evil.

Ancient Africans believed that Pink Tourmaline improved mental clarity & lighten the emotions after the frustrations of everyday setbacks in life.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Pink Tourmaline gained popularity among European royalty and aristocrats.

It was used to create stunning jewelry pieces, such as necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

Pink Tourmaline became a symbol of wealth and status, and it was highly sought after by the upper classes.

The Physical Properties of Pink Tourmaline

Pink Tourmaline is a type of mineral that belongs to the cyclosilicate family. 

On the Mohs scale, it has a hardness ranking of 7 – 7.5 which makes it a sturdy gemstone that is suitable for daily wear.

Pink Tourmaline has a translucent luster and ranges in colour from pale pink to medium purple. The vivid hues of Pink Tourmaline are caused by trace amounts of manganese and lithium.

Pink Tourmaline is typically found in hexagonal prisms and can be transparent, translucent, or opaque. 

When you hold Pink Tourmaline, it can display totally different colours, depending upon the angle at which you view it from. 

It is also known for its high refractive layers inside the stone, which gives it a brilliant sparkle and fire.

The Meaning & Healing Properties of Pink Tourmaline

Pink Tourmaline is believed to have many different meanings and healing properties. 

It is known as the stone of “Emotional Healing” and is most often used to release past (Especially childhood) trauma and it will help vanquish feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. It can be placed over your heart during meditation to help you feel soothed. 

Pink Tourmaline is often thought of & connected with feelings of love, compassion, and emotional healing. It is said to help balance the heart chakra and promote feelings of joy, happiness, and inner peace.

Pink Tourmaline is also known to have physical healing properties. It is believed to help alleviate depression, anxiety, and stress. It can also help improve the health and appearance of your skin, boost the immune system, and improve your circulation.

You are going to feel like a load has been lifted when you use this natural gemstone, as it encourages having peace of mind.

How Pink Tourmaline is Used

Pink Tourmaline is a versatile gemstone that is used in many different ways.

It is often used in jewelry, such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Pink tourmaline jewelry is popular among those who are looking for a unique and eye-catching piece that stands out from your standard everyday jewelry.

Pink Tourmaline is also used in alternative healing practices, such as crystal healing and Reiki. Because it is believed to have a powerful energy that can help promote spiritual growth and emotional healing, many people use pink Tourmaline during meditation or as a tool for manifestation.

Some of Pink Tourmaline’s Health Benefits Include…

(FYI, this is in no way intended to replace medication &/or the care of a licensed healthcare professional)

  • Helps with any kind of mental healing (especially in children)
  • Detoxifies your body & boosts the immune system
  • Reduces the feeling of being overwhelmed
  • Relieves motion sickness
  • Improves circulation
  • Supports healthy skin

5 Interesting Facts about Pink Tourmaline…

  1. Pink Tourmaline is allied with the Heart Chakra.
  2. When you hold Pink Tourmaline at different angles, you can see lots of different hues of pink. (It’s called pleochroism) In the 1800s, artists used Pink Tourmaline to stimulate their creativity.
  3. The Chinese Empress Dowager, Cixi (Tzu Hsi), was such a huge fan of Pink Tourmaline, that she was buried with a Pink Tourmaline pillow under her head.
  4. Pink Tourmaline is not a rare gemstone and can be found all over the world.

Where to Buy Pink Tourmaline Jewelry

Pink Tourmaline jewelry is widely available at jewelry stores and online retailers. It can come in a variety of styles and price points, from simple stud earrings to elaborate necklaces and bracelets. 

Here’s a quick link to the One Zero Eight Shop for these stunning Pink Tourmaline pieces…Simple Pink Tourmaline EarringsDeluxe Pink Tourmaline EarringsPink Tourmaline Bracelet

You can also buy Pink Tourmaline jewelry from local artisans at craft fairs and such, but you’ll have to be on the lookout for fake Pink Tourmaline. 

How to Identify Imitation Pink Tourmaline

Pink Tourmaline is a very popular gemstone used in jewelry, but it’s important to be able to distinguish genuine stones from imitations. Here are some things to look for:

Observe the colour: Authentic Pink Tourmaline is a striking, vivid pink color. 

If the gemstone appears washed-out or pale, it may be an imitation. 

Keep in mind that some imitations may have a slightly different tint, such as a purplish-pink or orange-pink, so it’s best to compare it to a known genuine Pink Tourmaline.

Check for clarity: Pink Tourmaline should be free of inclusions or blemishes. 

If the gemstone has visible flaws or cloudiness, it may be an imitation.

Some imitations may have a glassy or plastic-like appearance, which is a warning sign. 

Once again, compare the gemstone to a known authentic Pink Tourmaline to ensure its clarity.

By using these tips, you can easily spot imitation Pink Tourmaline and make sure that you’re investing in a real gemstone for your jewelry collection.

How to Care for Pink Tourmaline Jewelry

Pink Tourmaline is a relatively hard gemstone, but unfortunately, it can still be damaged by harsh chemicals or extreme temperatures.

To care for your Pink Tourmaline jewelry, avoid exposing it to household cleaners, hairspray, or perfume.

When you’re not using your Pink Tourmaline jewelry, store it independently from other jewelry to avoid scratches and clean it with a soft cloth.

For more information on caring for your gemstone jewelry, try reading The 5 Best Ways to Take Care of Your Gemstone Bracelets OR The Essential Guide to Cleansing Your Gemstone Bracelets. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Pink Tourmaline

Q: What is Pink Tourmaline?

A: Pink Tourmaline is a semi-precious gemstone that belongs to the Tourmaline family. It is known for its vibrant pink color and is mainly found in Brazil, Afghanistan, and the United States.

Q: What are the healing properties of Pink Tourmaline?

A: Pink Tourmaline is believed to have many healing properties. It is said to promote emotional healing, calmness, and relaxation. It is also believed to help with stress, anxiety, and depression. In addition to this, Pink Tourmaline is said to help with physical healing, particularly of the heart and lungs.

Q: Is Pink Tourmaline expensive?

A: The cost of Pink Tourmaline can vary depending on its size, quality, colour and source.

Q: Where should I buy my Pink Tourmaline beads?

A: You have several choices on where to buy Pink Tourmaline; be it beads, jewelry or home décor. You can shop online (I use Pandahall.com, LBeads.com, ibeadcanada.com and when I’m in a hurry, Amazon) or at a specialty gemstone store.

I hope this FAQ section helps answer some of your questions about Pink Tourmaline!

Pink Tourmaline is an enduring testament to the beauty and versatility that has captivated cultures throughout history. Respected by many civilizations, this exquisite gemstone is a treasure trove of qualities, from its enchanting colour palette to its unique physical and healing properties.

The allure of Pink Tourmaline extends beyond its aesthetic appeal. The delicate blush of pink, ranging from soft pastels to vivid hues, positions it as a gemstone that transcends mere adornment.

Its unique physical properties and rich colour make Pink Tourmaline a sought-after choice for those pursuing elegance and substance in their jewelry.

Looking into the spiritual realm, Pink Tourmaline emerges as a dazzling gem and a tool for profound personal growth. Its association with matters of the heart and emotional well-being renders it a gemstone that resonates with seekers of spiritual enlightenment. Whether using it in meditation practices or adorning yourself as a symbol of love and compassion, Pink Tourmaline becomes a conduit for spiritual exploration and self-discovery.

Pink Tourmaline is a gem worth further exploring in the world of gemstones. If you are looking for an inspiring piece to add to your collection or seeking a transformative tool for spiritual growth, Pink Tourmaline beckons you to consider its captivating depths. It is not merely a gemstone but an invitation to explore the realms of beauty, meaning, and personal evolution.

As you discover Pink Tourmaline, you embrace a gemstone that transcends time and trends, embodying a legacy of admiration and significance. Each facet of Pink Tourmaline invites you to explore its multifaceted beauty and harness its energies for adornment and spiritual enlightenment. So, whether you’re drawn to its captivating hues or enticed by its spiritual potential, Pink Tourmaline promises a rewarding and enriching journey of discovery.

When I think of Pink Tourmaline, I imagine it being like a warm fluffy blanket that, once wrapped around you, soothes the soul. It’s a trustworthy friend during tough times…it is simply amazing!!

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