Before it made a name for itself in popular culture, the power of Black Tourmaline was known only to those who worked with it. Many shaman of African, Aboriginal, and Native American tribes carried Tourmaline to protect themselves from danger.
The Black Tourmaline crystal stone meaning is connected to its deep pitch-black colour. Because of its dark coloration, this stone has a strong energy and an ability to absorb negative energy without compromising its own energy. Because it can absorb negativity, it can both protect and cleanse you and your environment. The versatility of this stone makes it a must-have for everyone.
The Black Tourmaline crystal healing properties are most well-known for protection-related intentions. By shielding your energy in a bubble of protection, the Black Tourmaline crystal meaning can ward off unwanted energy and low vibrations that come from other people, places, or even situations. By letting your stone absorb these bad vibes for you, you can keep your energetic vibration at a higher frequency.
Tourmaline has been around since Medieval times, but it wasn’t until the late 1800s, when mineralogist George Kunz sold Tourmaline to Tiffany & Co., that it gained popularity.