Tourmalated Aquamarine – Grounded Serenity


Metaphysical Properties– Black Tourmaline in Aquamarine shares the properties of its components – the grounding and deflection of negative energy found in Black Tourmaline, as well as the cool calm energy, serenity, and enhanced spiritual qualities of Aquamarine.

Also, the qualities of Tourmaline are significantly refined by the Aquamarine surrounding it. As such, Tourmalated Aquamarine can gently clear away psychic debris one may have absorbed over a lifetime, cleansing both the conscious and subconscious. Tourmalated Aquamarine can also protect and fortify the aura in a shield of impenetrable serenity.

The combination of Aquamarine and Black Tourmaline creates a powerful ally in one’s spiritual growth. Aquamarine is held in high regard in the East as the Stone of the Seer and Mystic, a gemstone that imparts purity to the wearer, as well as encouraging a gentle nature and personality. It helps one to speak clearly and in a professional manner.

While Aquamarine is a great stone to calm hostility and anger, Black Tourmaline can help keep one well-grounded, allowing one to communicate clearly and in a non-threatening way while being able to speak ones truth without fear. It is also a symbol of peace.

Tourmalated Aquamarine brings balance and luck, protection, clarity and equanimity.  It is good for grounding, strengthening communication and meditation. It is said to assist with quick intellectual response. Aquamarine also strengthens personal power and the aura.

It is very healing for those carrying a lot of tension due to stress or trauma, and can help to heal negative energy from past lives, as well as help to release it from this one so it won’t be carried over to the next. It is also said to reduce and relieve anxiety and depression.

Black Tourmaline in Aquamarine can also help keep the Aquamarine from picking up negative vibrations from the environment or other people, making it a great crystal to keep close by.  Tourmalated Aquamarine is said to have an energetic cleansing effect on the aura, and is excellent for energy work and healing.

Depending on the color, Aquamarine is related to the 5th, Throat Chakra, and is excellent for meditation as it brings calmness, peace and inspiration with love. Black Tourmaline is a 1st chakra stone that aids in making changes and transformations.



Clear light blue to blue-green, Aquamarine is a stone of courage and serenity. This lovely and gentle gem evokes the sea in both its name and its color. The ancients saw this as a stone of courage and felt that carrying it would help them return safe and prosperous from all sea voyages.

Numerology– Aquamarine vibrates to the number 1.  The number 1 represents aspects of creation and self — genesis, original, creation,  self-determination, will power, independence, initiative, decisions,  leadership, command, courage, pioneer, daring, and the ability to stand on one’s own two feet.


Black Tourmaline

Used for grounding and clearing, Black Tourmaline is also exceptional at blocking and transmuting negativity. It is a wonderful stone for releasing fear and worry, and for protection of one’s energy field. Black Tourmaline is also used for clearing away electromagnetic pollution from sources such as computers and cell phones.

Numerology-Tourmaline vibrates to the numbers 3 and 4. The number 3 represents aspects of self-expression — self-expression, self-projection, social ambition, conversation, writing, communication, facility with words, grace, charm, beauty, romance, artistic, and entertainer. The number 4 represents aspects of self-discipline — practicality, physical work, endurance, concentration, budgeting, order, form, construction, routine, systematic,  industrious, conventionality, reliability, home, and ecology.

Gemological Properties
Aquamarine belongs to the ‘Beryl’ family of minerals.  Its chemical composition is Be3Al2(SiO3)6; a beryllium, aluminum, silicate that crystallizes as six sided prisms in the hexagonal crystal system.  Aquamarine is usually transparent, but can also be translucent or opaque.  Aquamarine means ‘sea water’ in Latin.  The hardness of Aquamarine is 7.5 on the Moh’s scale and the density lies between the range of 2.68-2.71.  Its luster is vitreous and the typical color range is a clear sky blue to a beautiful bluish-green.  Aquamarine occurs all over the world; from South America, Russia, Madagascar, and the USA.

Tourmaline is its own mineral species and belongs to the hexagonal crystal system.  The chemical composition is Na(Mg,Fe)3Al6(OH)4(BO3)3(Si6O18).  Tourmaline occurs in many colors; black, red, brown, pink, watermelon, red, bi-color, green, and blue.  Cats eye stones are also available. The refractive index is 1.61-1.65 and the specific gravity is 3.00.  The hardness is 7.5.

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