Green Tourmaline and Mica on Albite




Water, Air


Heart-Centered Strength, Compassion, Inspiration, Focused Intention


History & Lore

The name Tourmaline comes from the word "turmali," the name given to crystals found on the island of Sri Lanka during the late 1600s. Dutch traders originally used Tourmaline to pull ash from Meerschaum pipes. Today, among other things, Tourmaline is used in electrical tuning circuits because high frequencies can be passed through the stone without harming it.

Qualities & Uses

The Green Tourmaline in Ubuntu encourages a heart-centered approach to life. Its green crystalline energy easily harmonizes with the human heart, guiding us toward inner peace where we feel whole, balanced, and stable. From this perspective, Green Tourmaline reminds us that true strength and courage are found through the compassion of a tender heart, where we can approach ideas, people, and opportunities with openness and patience. The Green Tourmaline is embedded into beautiful Albite, which supports the mind with insight, inspiration, and the tools to create solid and focused intentions. The shiny Mica in Ubuntu amplifies the energies of this Crystal to focus the heart's strength and desire into aligned and meaningful action.


The name Ubuntu means “humanity” and comes from the Bantu languages of Southern Africa. It is often translated as “I am; because of you” or “humanity towards others.”

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    Akiko brings the energy of the earth to your spirit. This earthly energy only enhances your willful, powerful personality. Akiko reminds you that you can move through any challenges you face with grace and determination. Lepidolite is known as the ‘stone of transitions’, soothing any stress or anxiety you feel as you move into a new, abundant chapter of your life. Think of Akiko as a sparkling bright light, encouraging you to stay hopeful, optimistic, and trusting that everything will work out for your highest good. When you are seeking guidance, hold Akiko in your hands and ask for clarity and healing. Akiko will help you release unexpressed hurt, anger, sadness, and pain. Feel yourself shedding your suffering like a tree shedding its leaves in the fall. When you truly let go, you are able to return to a place of loving compassion for yourself and others. You are incredibly strong, loyal, and supportive. Akiko reminds you not to forget to give yourself the love that you so willingly give to others. It is from this place, grounded in love, that all your blessings will flow to you.


    I carry a deep love in my heart that strengthens me and those around me.


    Crystals fare best when they have a consistent opportunity to rest and re-energize in a process called “regeneration”. Use your intuition to choose the process and timing that most resonates with your relationship with Akiko. We do suggest to keep it alive at least during the change of seasons.

    Elements bath - Moonlight frequencies amplify the natural vibrations of Crystals. Fresh water can transfer energies that need to be released. Soil allows minerals to recalibrate to the vibration of the Earth. Submerge your Crystal under your chosen element - whether it be a few minutes or even a full moon cycle. Please do not leave Citrine in the sun for extended periods of time, as sun bleaching can occur.

    Crystalline bath - Crystals can regenerate by being placed on other Crystals such as Kyanite or natural Citrine for 24 hours.

    Breath/Meditation bath - Intentional breathing through meditation or any healing art is another restorative technique. As you breathe, imagine a ray of light passing through your Crystal, collecting what is no longer needed, and moving it back into the divine Universe.

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