According to ancient Egyptian legend, tourmalines are stones that came from the centre of the Earth on a long journey that took them through a rainbow. This story would explain the fact that the tourmaline family is one of the most colourful and with the most variety. Each stone in this large family is identified by either a colour adjective (blue-green, green and pink, etc.), a name specific to their variety, or a name related to the location where it was found. As such, rubellite, a semiprecious stone belonging to this large family, owes its name to its resemblance to ruby, which is one of five gemstones.
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Rubellite is a tourmaline whose composition differs somewhat from that of pink tourmaline. It is richer in manganese allowing it to retain its shiny purple-red hues even when illuminated whilst pink tourmaline appears darker in such conditions. Furthermore, the most beautiful rubellites display greater clarity whilst their high copper content gives them a magnificent lustre. Rubellite comes in hues ranging from pinkish to red, typically mixed with a hint of purple. However, the most sought-after stones are the ruby-coloured varieties. Along with ruby, rubellite displays double refraction. Highly pleochroic, it is the most dichroic of gems. Today, rubellite, Paraiba tourmaline and tourmaline chrome are the rarest, most sought after and indeed most expensive from this family.
This stone provides beneficial support for emotional healing. It is second to none at healing old emotional wounds, especially those dating back to childhood. It allows us to dismantle entrenched destructive patterns through the heart chakra and to establish new emotional patterns that correspond to our new evolution thus dispelling emotional pain. It is perfect for moderating excessive emotions and understanding the causes. Rubellite dispenses maternal energy that is excellent for the heart chakra. The gentle and calming energy of this stone contains the vibration of the Cosmic Mother. This nourishing energy creates feelings of peace and safety, giving the individual the impression of being mothered. Pink tourmaline stimulates the ability to be compassionate, both towards oneself and others, thus helping to release energy blockages. It is therefore very useful for resolving conflicts and calming relationships with one’s mother and more generally with one’s maternal lineage.
This stone helps to activate the heart chakra. Untreated emotional injuries often interfere with proper functioning. This stone helps to purify the emotional body and repair the auric field. It strengthens the bonds between Heart and Crown chakras, activating the reception of Universal Love Energy. This stone is perfect for children, especially when they are hyperactive or have trouble sleeping. It brings a calming and balancing energy.
Physically, pink tourmaline stone helps to strengthen heart and lung capacities. It helps to calm the heart. It is very useful in cases of angina or irregular heartbeat. It provides positive support after a heart attack. In litho therapy, it is also considered as a skin regenerator, due to its rejuvenating abilities.