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Tourmaline Quartz Meaning & Properties

Tourmaline Quartz, also known as Tourmalinated Quartz or Tourmalated Quartz, is a naturally occurring Clear Quartz that is “tourmalated” or “tourmalinated” with Black Tourmaline needles. Tourmaline Quartz meaning is to ground the body while clearing away darkness and negativity from the mind and spirit.

In this Tourmalinated Quartz profile, we go through:

  • Tourmaline Quartz Properties
  • Tourmaline Quartz Meaning
  • Tourmaline Quartz Metaphysical Properties (Chakras + Healing Properties)
  • Cleansing, Recharging, and Cleaning

Tourmaline Quartz Properties

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Tourmaline Quartz is a mixture of Clear Quartz with needles of Black Tourmaline inclusions that mainly comes from Brazil. The presence of Black Tourmaline in the Clear Quartz creates a dramatic contrast in colors and can look very artistic.

With clear and black Tourmaline Quartz being a hard stone at 7 Mohs and a beautiful artistic appearance, it tends to be used in different pieces of jewelry from necklaces to earrings and rings.

Tourmaline Quartz Chemical Formula: SiO2 with (Na or CA)1(Mg, Li, Al and/or Fe2+)3Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4

Tourmaline Quartz Hardness: 7 (Mohs scale)

Tourmaline Quartz Meaning

Tourmalinated Quartz is a remover of obstacles, clearing away the shadows and darkness along your path, like self-sabotage and shame, so you can have a clear road ahead to pave with your highest purpose.

The spectacular combination of Clear Quartz and Black Tourmaline gives this gorgeous stone an impressive ability to ground and clear your energy field of any negative thoughts, emotions, or sensations. An incredibly balancing stone, it is both grounding and uplifting, strengthening and protective, a detoxer and purifier. 

Whenever you feel heavy or overwhelmed, stressed or full of conflicting emotions, Tourmalinated Quartz will help clear and cycle out the imbalanced energy from your body and direct it back into the Earth.

It’s a great stone to wear or carry with you daily, as it will continually act with your energy field to restore harmony throughout the day.

Embracing and balancing out the polar opposites of the earth and the cosmos, the physical and the spiritual, the root and the crown, Tourmaline Quartz brings high consciousness energy down into the body where it can be grounded and used to strengthen and balance every aspect of your life.

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Tourmaline Quartz Metaphysical Properties


As a root chakra activator and crown chakra opener, Tourmalinated Quartz actually works well to clear and purify the entire aura and all the chakras.

The Quartz acts as an amplifier and connector to higher consciousness, which both strengthens and complements the grounding, settling power of Black Tourmaline.

This allows it to at once open your root chakra and connect you to the energy of the earth, while also opening your third eye and crown chakras and allowing all the light energy from the cosmos to move into your body and down through every single chakra. 

This crystal works really well used at the top of your head, or you can place a tumbled stone under your pillow at night, to clear and purify every chakra as you relax or sleep.

It’s also a great one to simply hold in your hands, or place beneath your feet, to clear your etheric body and meridians of any imbalances or blockages.

Healing Properties


Tourmalinated Quartz is a great stress-relieving stone that helps clear and dissolve any imbalanced emotional energy out of your field, purifying your emotional body and helping you feel strong, grounded, and secure.

It’s a protective stone to reach for whenever you feel upset or out of balance emotionally, as it perpetually shifts, clears, and transmutes lower vibrational energy.

Grab it anytime you feel sensitive or overwhelmed, as it can help you not take on the emotional energy from other people or your environment. It’s an excellent crystal for every empath’s collection!


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Mentally, Tourmaline Quartz helps you expand your mind into different perspectives to be able to see the other side of the story, and find a grounded, clear, and rational way of dealing with problems. In this way, it’s an excellent problem-solving stone.

It also helps clear out the fog of doubt, fear, and self-defeating thoughts so you can find clarity of mind and know how to move forward. It can help you break free from the mental shackles, subconscious patterns, and limiting beliefs that have kept you stuck.


With its ability to draw toxins and impurities out of the body, Tourmaline Quartz is a wonderful stone to add to your bath, footbath, or even your drinking water throughout the day, to benefit from its purifying properties on a physical level.

Clear Quartz is a master healer and Black Tourmaline is a master grounding and protection stone, so when they combine in a piece of Tourmalinated Quartz, it brings incredible healing, tonifying, and purifying energies to the whole body.


If Tourmalinated Quartz had a motto it would be “as above, so below”, as it widens your perspective and understanding of the ultimate harmony and balance that exists throughout all of life.

For every shadow, flaw, or mistake you’ve made, there is also light, love, and beauty in everything you do.

This crystal can help you see the flip side of things, embrace your shadows, and understand the nuances that exist between opposites seeing how everything is inextricably interconnected.

What is Tourmalinated Quartz Good For?

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  • Balancing mind, body, and spirit
  • Grounding and protecting your energy
  • Releasing dark or negative energies
  • Clearing and purifying the body
  • Uplifting consciousness to see the bigger picture
  • Understanding self and others better
  • Aligning with your purpose and power
  • Bringing healing and harmony
  • Calming intense emotions
  • Absorbing and transmuting harmful energy
  • Staying embodied and connected to the Earth
  • Everyday balancing and emotional stability

Cleanse & Recharge

As a hard stone, Tourmalinated Quartz can be cleansed and recharged in a myriad of ways. The Black Tourmaline content is a powerfully strong absorber of energy, so it will need to be cleansed frequently to keep your quartz working up to its full potential.

To cleanse, you can rinse or submerge your crystal in water, keep it outside on the earth for a night, leave it under a full moon or in the light of a vibrant sun for a few hours, or simply run it through the smoke of some incense. 

You can also keep it on a plate of selenite so that it will always be cleansing and recharging itself when not in use.

Neat Crystal

I am a Crystal & Gem Specialist with 20 years experience collecting and analyzing crystals and gems. My main focus is on crystal and gem abilities to influence our human experience through energy caused by visual and physical properties of each. I also love to dive into the formation, chemical makeup, and rare impurities found within crystals - a Geologist in training. I started Neat Crystal as a place to jot down my thoughts, notes, and share my knowledge to help others.

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