Pink Tourmaline ((Rossmanite) Meaning and Properties

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Properties of Pink Tourmaline (Rossmanite)

Mineral Group

Cyclosilicates

Cleavage

Indistinct

Chemical Composition 

◻(LiAl2)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

Fracture 

Irregular/Uneven, Conchoidal

Luster

Vitreous

Diaphaneity

Transparent to translucent, nearly opaque

Color

Pale Pink to Colorless 

Streak

White, colorless

Mohs Hardness

7 - 7.5

Specific Gravity

2.8 - 3.3

Diagnostic Properties

Color, streak, luster

Crystal System

Hexagonal

Uses

Gemstones, sculptures

Chakras

Heart Chakra

Zodiac

Libra

Numerical Vibration

9 & 2

Metaphysical Meaning

People who struggle with anxiety, experience panic attacks, or simply need something to help them repair their inner disorder and dread place a high value on pink tourmaline. Pink tourmaline is a symbol of compassion and a desire to help others. One wears it to show solidarity with those less fortunate. Due to its ability to enhance one's capacity for empathy, this stone is particularly useful for those in the helping professions. It's a gift of friendship and love that has no bounds. Pink tourmaline, in particular, is said to emit more love than any other hue of tourmaline.

All crystals contain energy that can be used to amplify your own intentions and manifestations through meditation and daily wear.

Geologic Setting

The most common occurrence of tourmaline is in granite pegmities, and in rocks immediately surrounding them. It is also found as an accessory mineral in most igneous and metamorphic rocks. It is stable from low temperatures and pressures to vey high temperatures and pressures. Most pegmatitic tourmaline is schorl or elbaite. 

 

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