This Oval Tourmalinated Quartz Pendant with White Topaz Crown comes with an 18 inch long sterling silver chain in its own velveteen jewelry box for safe keeping.
Mineralogical and Metaphysical Properties of Tourmaline
Tourmaline is the name given to a family of minerals forming hard, slender vertically striated prismatic crystals, often hexagonal, trigonal or rhombohedral in shape, with a high specific gravity, classified as complex aluminum borosilicate. Tourmaline is an igneous mineral that commonly forms in granites and granitic pegmatites.
Like quartz, tourmaline crystals will generate an electrical charge when pressure is applied in the direction of the vertical axis. This is called piezoelectricity. In addition, some tourmaline will generate an electrical charge when heated.
Tourmaline is the birthstone for the month of October and the Zodiacal sign of Libra. In ancient Hindu tradition, the tourmaline is a stone of motivation, which impels the wearer toward the good, and a "teller" stone that gives insight in times of duress and can identify sources of distress in the wearer's environment.
Shamanic practitioners in African, Native American and Aboriginal tribes used tourmaline to provide protection from physical danger and to amplify healing powers.
Black tourmaline provides a feeling of protection, shielding the bearer from unwanted energies in the environment, while directing energy to the root chakra, helping to ground and center the bearer, assisting in the overcoming of paranoia, low self-worth, and feelings of alienation.
Black tourmaline helps to stimulate the flow of energy in the energy channels running up the spine, grounds us by connecting our root chakra with the Source of kundalini energy that resides in the center of the earth, and can stimulate and balance the energy system in the physical body and the auric field.
Mineralogical and Metaphysical Properties of Topaz
Topaz is an extremely hard gemstone composed of Aluminum Fluorsilicate, which often grows as orthorhombic crystals in igneous, high-temperature rock formations. Gem quality Topaz can be found in a variety of colors, from colorless to pale greenish-yellow, yellow, orange-yellow and even blue.
Topaz is a prismatic crystal which seems to hold the qualities of the etheric, both as an attractor and as a conductor. Topaz is a valuable manifestation stone, which can help in visualizations designed to imprint your desired outcome in the subtle energy realms, and to act as a kind of subtle energy magnet, attracting that desired outcome into your life.
Topaz gets its name from the ancient Red Sea island once known as "Topazios", now called St. John's. Legend has it that the word "Topazios" meant "to seek" and that the island where this stone was first found was always surrounded by thick fog, making access to the stone difficult at best.
Topaz has been considered a valuable spiritual ally by the African bushmen for millennia.Their shamanic practitioners have used Topaz in traditional healing ceremonies, to connect with spirits departed from the Earth plane, and especially to attract wealth and health.
Topaz is known as a stone of love and worldly success.
Topaz infuses the wearer with confidence while dispelling the fog of self-doubts and expels negativity from the user while encouraging attitudes of playfulness, joy and creativity. For these reasons, Topaz is thought to be the ideal stone to strengthen attitudes and energies of self-love.
This crystal has been cleaned with Universal Life Force Energy, and given an energy attunement using Reiki, a Japanese technique of energy healing, so it will continue to receive and transmit Universal Life Force Energy direct from the Source of Creation. It has also been cleaned and charged with the natural energy of sunlight. It is ready for you to program according to your own needs and desires.
Read more about quartz and other types of crystals and gemstones at the Crystalpedia. Check out our FREE e-book Spirits of Stone: A Lightworker's Guide to Crystals and Gemstones for Healing and Meditation for an overview of the metaphysical and mineralogical properties of quartz, and a step-by-step guide explaining how to cleanse, charge, and program quartz crystals for healing, meditation and other spiritual purposes.
Note: Weight above is shipping weight. Actual weight of this pendant is .20 oz.