Black Tourmaline in Mica Grade A Polished 6mm Round

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Weight:
22.00 Grams
  • Black Tourmaline in Mica Grade A Polished 6mm Round
  • Black Tourmaline in Mica Grade A Polished 6mm Round
$34.50

Description

  • Approximate beads per strand: 65
  • What is it: Tourmaline is part of a large group of boron silicate minerals with a wide range of colors. It has a Mohs hardness of 7 to 7.5.
  • History: In the 1500s, a Spanish conquistador of Brazil, washed the dirt from a green tourmaline crystal and confused the gemstone with an emerald. The confusion with emeralds and tourmaline continued until scientists recognized tourmaline as aits own mineral species in the 1800s. Its name comes from the word toramalli, which means “mixed gems” in Sinhalese (a language of Sri Lanka).  
  • Metaphysical Properties: Tourmaline is believed to promote inspiration,happiness, and self-confidence among those who wear it. It's also used to balance opposite energies, as it's considered to be a spiritual bridge.

 

  • What is it: Mica is a silicate mineral that form in distinct layers. Mica is fairly light and soft, and sheets and flakes of mica are flexible.
  • History: Mica was first mined in India about 4,000 years ago, where it was used primarily in medicines. The Mayans mixed it with stucco to make their temples sparkle in the sun. Today it is used in everything from electrical products to makeup.
  • Metaphysical Properties: Mica is said to help one to view the "whole picture" of one's situation. Said to provide one with the energy and motivaton to move forward and appreciate the lessons and experiences in the past.

 

  • Because gemstones are natural materials, appearances may vary from bead to bead
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Additional Information

Shape:
Round
Sold:
By the strand
Dimensions:
6mm
Material:
Tourmaline
Approx. Strand Length:
15.5 inches
Color:
Black
Finish:
Polished
Hole Size:
1mm
Material:
Mica
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