Pink Tourmaline may vary in color from pale pink to deep red, and in clarity from flawless transparent gems to opaque rough crystals, yet all are devoted to serving the highest aspects of the heart.
One of Tourmaline’s most distinguishing properties is its ability to become electrically charged simply by heating or rubbing it. When charged, one end becomes positive and the other negative, allowing it to attract particles of dust or bits of paper. This property of pyroelectricity (from heat) or piezoelectricity (from pressure or rubbing) was well-known to the Dutch traders of the 1700s who used Tourmaline to pull ash from their Meerschaum pipes, calling the stone Aschentrekker, or “ash puller.”
A primary stone of the Heart Chakra, Pink Tourmaline links to the Crown Chakra infusing love and spirituality, encouraging compassion and gentleness during periods of growth and changes as humanity works toward enlightenment.
Many people find that wearing Pink Tourmaline throughout the day helps release stress, worries, depression and anxiety. It can be used in partnership with Black Tourmaline to diffuse obsessive behavior.
In industry, Tourmalines are highly valued as electrical tuning circuits for conducting television and radio frequencies. They are used for their durability since high frequencies can be passed through them without shattering, as many crystals do.
Pink Tourmaline is said to be an extraordinary crystal for cleansing the emotional body of destructive feelings and old wounds accumulated over time.
It aids to release guilt, worry, depression and anxieties, and guides those emotions into self-love.
It said to also help the emotionally “numb” to recover passion and a zest for life, and helps the timid find the courage to love by changing old patterns of thinking and inspiring new trust in opening the heart.
Pink Tourmaline's vibrations stimulate happiness and joy, peace and relaxation.
Rubellite vs. Pink Tourmaline – Are They the Same?
Both are tourmalines and both are pink, so what’s the difference? It all comes down to specific pink shades.
Rubellite can be called a variety of pink tourmaline, but it gets the prestige of having its own name based on the following factors:
1. Rubellite is a vivid, pink-red color but can also be purple or pink. Pink tourmaline comes in a range of pink shades.
2. Rubellite holds its color under various lighting sources and appears red throughout. If the color changes from pink-red to pink, then it’s a tourmaline.
The difference between rubellite and pink tourmaline is hazy and the lines tend to blur sometimes. It’s exactly like pink sapphire and ruby – ruby is a red sapphire that has its own name but the differences with pink sapphire can sometimes blur.