Black Stones, Black Gemstones & Black Crystals Meaning & Powers


Brilliant Black Stones: Meaning of Black Tourmaline, Black Obsidian, Black Moonstone & Other Black Crystals

Black Tourmaline Stone

Crystals and stones come in all shapes, sizes, and colours, and yet black stones are some of the most striking and enigmatic of all stones defined by their crystal colours.

Two of the oldest and most popular crystals in the world are black crystals: Black Obsidian and Black Tourmaline both have long, storied histories as black stones and are revered for their spiritual properties, including potent crystal healing powers

Black Obsidian Stone

Black gemstones and black minerals are not only aesthetically pleasing and rich in history, but are believed to be spiritually powerful.

Black stones such as Black Tourmaline and Black Obsidian have been used as protection stones for millennia, unique in their purported abilities to ward off negative energies and create a sense of safety, security, and grounding in their users. 

Black Tourmaline Stones

Each black stone has a unique crystal energy and crystal healing properties, but all black stones have a shared affinity with the Root Chakra/ Base Chakra and Earth Element, meaning that a black crystal is perfect for you if you need to connect with this chakra and element: for example if you are feeling stressed, insecure, and in need of emotional safety. 

Read on to discover all about the best black stones and crystals and how they can help you. 

Black Obsidian Silver Sheen

Types And Names Of Black Stones/ Black Crystals

Let's learn some key information about black stones, including the names of black stones, the history of black stones, and the crystal healing powers of black stones, as well as where to buy black stones.

1) Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline Stones

Key Facts About Black Tourmaline

  • Tourmaline was officially named in 1794, but Turmali Stone was used for many years before that
  • Black Tourmaline is also known as Schorl
  • Black Tourmaline measures 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs Scale of mineral hardness, meaning it is of a similar hardness to Quartz and is therefore a relatively sturdy stone which is resistant to scratching, although care should still be taken when handling the crystal to avoid damaging it
  • Black Tourmaline resonates strongly with the Root Chakra/ Base Chakra and is a powerful Root Chakra Crystal Healing Stone
  • Black Tourmaline crystals represent the Earth Element and harness Earth Energy: they are deeply attuned with feelings of safety, security, and prosperity and help one feel connected to a sense of home, foundation, and growth
  • Black Tourmaline is a very strong protection stone and can be used to aid in grounding one's self, to enhance feelings of safety and security, to cleanse and absorb/ repel negative energies, and to facilitate stress relief
  • Black Tourmaline is a popular stone to use in Feng Shui: it is believed to act as a powerful shield against negative energies and can be placed by your front door to protect your home, around or near your bed to help you sleep securely and soundly and protect you from nightmares, and at Kan, the Career/ Life Path Area in Feng Shui to help you develop a secure idea of your life goals
  • Tourmaline Stone is an October birthstone
  • Black Tourmaline is commonly found as a mineral inclusion in many other stones such as Rainbow Moonstone and Quartz crystals
  • Black Tourmaline can also occur with other minerals such as Garnet

Black Tourmaline Crystal Natural

Where To Buy Black Tourmaline Crystals Online:

Black Tourmaline crystals for sale: at Madagascan Direct, we have a variety of Black Tourmaline Stones available to buy online in a range of crystal shapes, including: 

  1. Natural Black Tourmaline Crystals/ Raw Black Tourmaline CrystalsBlack Tourmaline Stone
  2. Black Tourmaline Pebbles/ Black Tourmaline Palm Stones Black Tourmaline Stone
  3. Black Tourmaline Crystal Hearts/ Black Tourmaline Heart Crystals Black Tourmaline Stone Heart
  4. Black Tourmaline Spheres/ Black Tourmaline Crystal BallsBlack Tourmaline Sphere Crystal Ball
  5. Black Tourmaline Towers/ Black Tourmaline ObelisksBlack Tourmaline Tower
  6. Black Tourmaline Pyramids/ Black Tourmaline Pyramid Crystals Black Tourmaline Pyramid Crystal

2) Quartz Tourmaline/ Black Tourmaline In Quartz/ Tourmalinated Quartz

Quartz Tourmaline Crystal

Key Facts About Quartz Tourmaline:

  • This stone is a Quartz inclusion stone consisting of two minerals; Quartz and Tourmaline
  • Quartz with Tourmaline forms when a Quartz crystal grows around a Black Tourmaline crystal, thereby encasing the Tourmaline crystal within the Quartz crystal
  • These special Quartz Inclusions/ Quartz with Inclusions go by many names including Quartz Tourmaline, Quartz with Tourmaline, Black Tourmaline in Quartz, and Tourmalinated Quartz
  • High-quality Tourmalinated Quartz specimens often display gorgeously transparent Clear Quartz with Black Tourmaline inclusions in striking needle-like shapes
  • Tourmaline Quartz measures 7-7.5 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness like all Quartz varieties-Quartz Tourmaline is therefore a relatively sturdy stone which is resistant to scratching, although care should still be taken when handling the crystal to avoid damaging it
  • Quartz and Tourmaline are both crystals with long, storied histories
  • Clear Quartz is also known as Rock Crystal and was famously used to create the Quartz crystal balls John Dee used for scrying and divination
  • Black Tourmaline and Clear Quartz together in the same stone create a spiritually powerful crystal: both crystals are highly cleansing and purifying in energy, therefore Quartz Tourmaline is a brilliant crystal to use to cleanse negative energies, align and balance chakras, and restore holistic health
  • Black Tourmaline is very grounding and resonates strongly with both the Root Chakra/ Base Chakra and the Earth Element, whilst Clear Quartz allows one to access the higher chakras, including the Crown Chakra, to acquire spiritual advice, guidance, and wisdom
  • Some crystal healers refer to the existence of the Fifth Element, also known as Spirit, Prana, Space, Akasha, Ether, Storm etc., which is the base of spirituality, and recommend using a stone including Clear Quartz to connect with this element: a Quartz Tourmaline Stone would be a perfect choice for this exercise, as the Black Tourmaline inclusions in the Clear Quartz allow one to ground and tether themselves while exploring higher levels of consciousness

Quartz Tourmaline Crystal

Where To Buy Quartz Tourmaline Crystals Online

Quartz Tourmaline crystals for sale: at Madagascan Direct, we have a small selection of Quartz Tourmaline Stones available to buy online in a range of crystal shapes, including: 

  1. Quartz Tourmaline Points- Single Quartz Tourmaline Crystal PointsQuartz Tourmaline Crystal Points
  2. Quartz Tourmaline Double Terminated Points- Double Terminated Quartz Tourmaline Crystal PointsQuartz Tourmaline Double Terminated Crystal Points

3) Black Tourmaline With Garnet

Garnet Black Tourmaline Crystal Sphere

Key Facts About Black Tourmaline With Garnet:

  • This gorgeous stone is a combination of Black Tourmaline with red spherical Garnet inclusions
  • Garnet and Tourmaline are both crystals with long, storied histories
  • Red Garnet is one of the oldest gemstones cut by man: Red Gemstones, mainly Red Garnets, were historically called "carbuncles
  • The name 'Garnet' was derived from the Latin word for seeds, and it is thought Garnet was given this name owing to its deep red colour which is similar in shade to the red seeds of Pomegranates
  • Black Tourmaline With Garnet measures 7-7.5 on the Mohs Scale of mineral hardness, meaning it is a relatively sturdy stone which is resistant to scratching, although care should still be taken when handing the crystal to avoid damaging it 
  • Garnet is a powerful crystal healing stone which enhances the crystal healing powers and properties of the already spiritually powerful Black Tourmaline
  • Combining the potent, energising properties of Red Garnet and the grounding, stabilising properties of Black TourmalineGarnet in Black Tourmaline is an all-round mood-lifter, inducing energy and pleasure in its user as well as a sense of peace and calmness
  • Garnet and Black Tourmaline both connect to the Earth Element, and Garnet is also strongly symbolic of the Fire Element
  • Garnet in Black Tourmaline is a very powerful Root Chakra Crystal/ Base Chakra Crystal, given the affinity of both Garnet and Black Tourmaline for this chakra
  • Like Ruby and other red crystals, Garnet is deeply associated with the Heart Chakra, and is said to enhance passion and love in one's relationships: Garnet in Black Tourmaline can therefore be a great stone to use if you wish to enhance this area of your life
  • Garnet also resonates strongly with the Sacral Chakra: exuding a fiery energy, Garnet invigorates the spirit and inspires creativity, imagination, and joy
  • A Black Tourmaline with Garnet Stone therefore combines the fiery, vitalising energy of Garnet with the grounding, stabilising energy of Black Tourmaline
  • Garnet is a January birthstone and Tourmaline is an October birthstone, so a Black Tourmaline with Garnet stone would make a great crystal gift for anyone with a birthday in these months
  • Garnet is also the birthstone for the Aquarius and Capricorn Zodiac signs

Garnet Black Tourmaline Crystal Heart

Where To Buy Garnet In Black Tourmaline Crystals Online

Garnet in Black Tourmaline crystals for sale: at Madagascan Direct, we have a variety of Garnet Black Tourmaline Stones available to buy online in a range of crystal shapes, including: 

  1. Garnet In Black Tourmaline Spheres/ Garnet In Black Tourmaline Crystal BallsGarnet Black Tourmaline Crystal Ball
  2. Garnet In Black Tourmaline Crystal Hearts/ Garnet In Black Tourmaline Heart CrystalsGarnet Black Tourmaline Heart Crystal
  3. Garnet In Black Tourmaline Crystal Wands/ Garnet In Black Tourmaline Massage WandsGarnet Black Tourmaline Crystal Wand

4) Black Obsidian

Black Obsidian Stone Point

Key Facts About Black Obsidian:

  • Obsidian is also known as Volcanic Glass because it is a glass formed from volcanic eruptions and lava flows
  • As Obsidian is a glass, it is not technically crystalline/ does not have a crystal structure, and is therefore considered to be a mineraloid and not a mineral
  • Use of Black Obsidian by humans can be traced back thousands of years in many civilisations worldwide, and the stone was finally named Obsidian after the Roman explorer Obsius/ Obsidian who discovered it in Ethiopia
  • In the Stone Age, sharp Obsidian Glass was used to make Obsidian blades and arrowheads: these sharp tools were used on the battlefield
  • Black Obsidian was also used to make Obsidian Mirrors due to the reflective properties of the glass, and these mirrors often had spiritual purposes as scrying mirrors
  • The Aztecs used Black Obsidian to make scrying mirrors, which they used for spiritual purposes such as inducing prophetic visions, conducting shamanic rituals, and connecting with the deity Tezcatlipoca, an Aztec God whose name means "Smoking Mirror" in reference to the Obsidian Mirror often depicted as part of imagery of the deity
  • The famous magician John Dee owned one such Black Obsidian Scrying Mirror, which he used to attempt to connect with spirits in his pursuit of the art of divination 
  • Black Obsidian measures 5 to 5.5 on the Mohs Scale of mineral hardness, meaning that this stone is not extremely soft but is still softer than many minerals, including Quartz and Black Tourmaline: care should be taken to not scratch the crystal surface by handling the stone gently and keeping it away from other stones
  • As Obsidian is a glass, broken Obsidian Glass can have very sharp edges and therefore care should be taken when handling broken Obsidian to avoid injury 
  • Black Obsidian, like Black Tourmaline, is said to be a a very spiritually powerful stone and an especially powerful protection stone
  • The main elements associated with Black Obsidian Stone are the Earth Element and the Fire Element
  • Black Obsidian Stones exude strong fire energy and earth energy: forged in the fires of volcanic lava, this stone is one of power, vitality, and strength
  • Therefore, Black Obsidian is believed to be a very grounding and protective stone which absorbs and repels negative energy: it is perfect for when one needs to feel cleansed and grounded, as well as when in need of a boost of energy and motivation
  • Black Obsidian Crystals are said by crystal healers to resonate strongly with the Root Chakra
  • Black Obsidian Stone can also be used with the higher chakras, particularly with the Third Eye Chakra: this deeply spiritual stone is great for spiritual work such as connecting with the psychic world, accessing visions, and aiding meditation to experience clarity of mind and spirit: for these purposes, it has been used for millennia as a scrying mirror in psychic processes such as divination 
  • Black Obsidian comes in many varieties and can even display a stunning colourful flash/ sheen as Sheen Obsidian, which includes Gold Sheen Obsidian and Silver Sheen Obsidian 

Black Obsidian Sphere

Where To Buy Black Obsidian Crystals Online: 

Obsidian crystals for sale: at Madagascan Direct, we have a variety of Black Obsidian Stones available to buy online in a range of crystal shapes, including:

  1. Black Obsidian Points/ Black Obsidian Crystal Points Black Obsidian Crystal Point
  2. Black Obsidian SpheresBlack Obsidian Crystal Balls (as a face of a Sheen Obsidian Sphere)Black Obsidian Sphere


5) Gold Sheen Obsidian

Gold Sheen Obsidian Sphere


6) Silver Sheen Obsidian

Silver Sheen Black Obsidian Sphere

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