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Petite Tourmaline Necklace

Petite Tourmaline Necklace   The Petite Tourmaline Necklace includes:
*Watermelon tourmaline slices (44.5 cts)
*Tourmaline chips
*14k cones, wire and tag, 18k clasp
*Signed, dated

Length:  17." (44 cm)
Weight:  .5 oz (5 gm)

Photo: Melinda Holden

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Watermelon tourmaline is not mentioned in Dr. Pough's field guide, though he does mention that "some localities in Madagascar have yielded crystals with slices showing interesting color zoning of triangular patterns memorializing growth stages in changing termination hues." He observes that in cross section, the crystals are normally triangular. He notes that "multiply-striated prism faces merge to create a bulging cross section" as you will observe in these tiny slices. The crystals are called "watermelon" because many are like these in that they have a nice dark green rind and a pink interior. The photographer carefully flipped each stone to the opposite side of the strand from its neighbor, resulting in a bit of an ungainly appearance. When you wear it, the stones try to cuddle up so there are no gaps so will flip to one side or the other to conform to the shape of the neck.

In The Book of Stones Robert Simmons points out that watermelon is "particularly well suited to working simultaneously with the physical, emotional and spiritual components of the heart and awakening the 'higher heart,' ... also known as the 'seat of the soul.'" He distinguishes between emotional experience dictated by the rising and ebbing tides of the events of life and the inner joy which is the natural condition of being. Watermelon tourmaline is given the key words "calm" and "joy" because it is said to teach this distinction. They give it the element water and associate it with the heart chakra. Naisha Ahsian says it "helps to generate a powerful energetic field of Love and compassion that can heal on all levels."

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