Black Tourmaline is probably the best known of all the varieties of this very popular and useful crystal.
All types of Tourmaline carry the basic properties of Black Tourmaline, but have additional or slightly different levels of the same properties. For example Black Tourmaline is an excellent choice to use for grounding and protection and whilst all the others will to a degree, they cannot compete with the level that the black version holds.
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Tourmaline is a very protective crystal, it is believed to be able to form a protective shield around the aura as well as being a good choice for grounding; this makes it a valuable crystal for healers to use both on themselves and their clients.
In addition, it is believed to protect against electromagnetic smog and radiation.
Tourmaline is also considered good for reducing tension, anxious times, negative thought patterns, and promoting a more positive attitude.