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What Do Black Gemstones & Crystals Mean?

Learn the names and meanings of black gems and crystals including black tourmaline, hematite, jet, shungite, obsidian, and more.

What do black gemstones mean?

Black gemstones correspond to the first chakra, grounding, and protection. They each have different meanings, but many are used for purifying negative emotions, protection from negative energy, and connecting to the Earth through the root chakra.

Jet Meaning

Jet

Jet is a protection & purification stone. It helps protect you from negative influences and connects you with the energy of the Earth for integration, healing, and empowerment.

Black Tourmaline Meaning

Black Tourmaline

Black tourmaline is ideal for clearing and protecting the aura from negative influences. It helps us connect to the Earth and know we belong here.

Shungite Meaning

Shungite

Shungite is a lustrous black rock consisting almost entirely of carbon. It helps purify negative emotions and energies and transmute them into Light.

Obsidian Meaning

Obsidian

Obsidian is an earth-stone, activating the root chakra and grounding you in your connection to the Earth. It clears the aura of negative energy, and can also be used for scrying.

Apache Tears Meaning

Apache Tears

Apache Tears are helpful for surfacing grief held in the emotional body in order to cleanse and heal old trauma or wounds from a previous life. They also have the protective and cleansing properties of obsidian, in an easy to carry form.

Hematite Meaning

Hematite

Hematite is the most powerful gemstone to use for grounding. It can help you clear away confusion and orient you toward practical action in the real world. It brings the energy of higher consciousness down through the chakras to your root, and helps you transform that energy into physical reality.


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Disclaimer: Gemstone and Crystal Properties and Spiritual Gemstone Meanings listed here are not a substitute for medical care. If you have a physical or mental illness, please see a doctor or mental health professional.