The pink tourmaline pebbles are splendid, polished stones with sometimes marbled, pitted colours, reminiscent of the patterns of distant interstellar nebulae. From black to white, passing through all shades of pink and violet, pink tourmaline belongs to the silicate group. It contains, among others, iron and magnesium. Its variety of chemical elements allows it to display different shades of colour from one stone to another. Its pinkish hue is due to its magnesium content.
Pink tourmaline is a highly appreciated gemstone among jewellers. It is also well known in industry, notably for its pyroelectric properties: when heated, it attracts dust by static electricity. This effect was already described by the Greek philosopher Theophrastus more than 2,300 years ago.
Originally known as lyngurion, its current name “tourmaline” comes from the Sinhalese “turamali” (language spoken in Sri Lanka). The ancient Egyptians believed pink tourmaline to have fallen from a rainbow.
This stone was much appreciated throughout the centuries, especially in China by the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi. She acquired almost all her stones from a mine in the United States. Pink tourmaline can also be found on the Russian crown, as well as on many hair accessories and jewellery items in fashion at the royal court.
Pink tourmaline is said to herald wealth, as it is naturally found near gold deposits. This explains why some tourmaline veins contain the precious metal. The stone assists in balancing the body and mind, and offers an emotional support.
To take advantage of its lithotherapeutic virtues, keep the stones of the 500 g bag of pink tourmaline pebbles close to you as much as possible. They can be put in a pocket, worn as pendants or placed in all your living spaces. They can be used as decorative objects or gifts to please loved ones.