Watermelon Tourmaline: Meaning & Healing Properties

Watermelon Tourmaline is an underrated stone in the crystal healing scene. Even though many experienced practitioners love it, it isn’t as popular as it should be!

This guide will teach you about the meaning, healing properties, and benefits of Watermelon Tourmaline. There’s a reason why so many healers swear by it!

History & Overview

Watermelon Tourmaline is really something special. With its gorgeous pink interior and green outer edge, you’ll be carried back to picnics on balmy summer days. But it’s more than just a pretty stone, its meaning and healing properties can benefit your life in a big way!

It’s hard to imagine that this stone, with its multi-colored appearance, is found this way naturally. Watermelon Tourmaline is part of the colorful Elbaite group of the Tourmaline family. For the more geologically minded, Watermelon Tourmaline is made of crystals of aluminum boron silicate with other elements such as iron, potassium and manganese thrown in. The pink interior formed first, and the green edge formed over time as the stone was exposed to other elements.

A colorful piece of Watermelon Tourmaline

The name, Tourmaline, comes from the Sinhalese word, tura mali that means “stone with vibrant colors.” Whereas some of these stones have been used in crystal healing for centuries, Watermelon Tourmaline is a relatively new kid on the block. 

Tourmaline is found in places like Brazil, Russia and Africa. However, one of the most famous areas to find this stone is in the lovely state of Maine. The first Maine Tourmalines were discovered near Paris, Maine in 1820. However, Watermelon Tourmaline was not found until 1902, when it was given its descriptive name by George Robley Howe. In 1972, the motherload was discovered on Plumbago Mountain in Newry, Maine, and now this state is known world-wide for its incredible variety of beautiful Tourmalines.

But remember, if you’re not careful you can easily fall prey to unscrupulous gemstone dealers who will attempt to sell you fake Watermelon Tourmaline. Always make sure that you do your research before you make a purchase!

Watermelon Tourmaline Meaning

While the name, Watermelon Tourmaline, perfectly describes this stone’s outward appearance, it is also known by other names that more fully express its inner healing characteristics. Some of the other names you may encounter for Watermelon Tourmaline can include Gateway To The Inner Self, Watermelon Quartz, Super Activator and Rainbow Gem. 

This healing crystal can mean many different things to many different people.

For many, the meaning of Watermelon Tourmaline is connected to its soothing and calming vibrations that help to bring about a sense of inner peace, relief from anxiety and depression or patience and emotional understanding. Others see this healing crystal as a tool that can help them work towards self-discipline, a sense of purpose and the courage to seek new opportunities.

Watermelon Tourmaline can also mean the ability to heal from past traumas. PTSD, deep emotional and spiritual wounds and the tendency to hold onto old patterns of behavior are other life issues that can benefit from this crystal.

Healing Properties & Benefits

Watermelon Tourmaline has a wide range of healing properties and benefits. This stone can have a positive impact on your emotional and spiritual health if you introduce it to your practice.

This crystal works well on it’s own, but it is also usually very willing to pair with other healing stones. Watermelon Tourmaline is a stone that is able to influence just about every area of your life from your love matters and self-esteem issues to financial success and inner peace.


The list of emotional benefits that individuals can get from Watermelon Tourmaline’s healing properties goes on and on. This loving and grounding stone is able to bring its healing touch to so many aspects of a person’s life, so you’ll want to make sure you have this stone close by.

As we’ll soon discuss, Watermelon Tourmaline seems to have a special connection with the heart chakra. It is also considered to be a stone with an attachment to the planet Venus. That’s probably why using this as a crystal for love and matters of the heart is such a common practice. Whether you are searching for your soulmate, you’d like to increase love and passion in an existing relationship, or if you are just confused about all things love-related, Watermelon Tourmaline can guide you in the right direction.

This stone can make the user more sensitive to the feelings of others, more loving and patient and better at understanding the needs of those around them. This can lead to stronger and more loving relationships.

Watermelon Tourmaline has become known as a popular crystal for money and wealth, but it’s not a magic stone that will bring you these things just by using it. Instead, using the healing properties of Watermelon Tourmaline can help you cope with challenges, give you a boost of confidence and calm your emotions. You may find that this stone increases your commitment to self-discipline, brings more passion and strengthens your resolve. These are all traits that are necessary to help you succeed in business and in wealth building.

Use this stone to release negative emotions, work through old baggage and to finally end destructive patterns of thinking and behavior. This grounding stone will give you a sense of balance and emotional security and self-healing.


Ready to put your spiritual potential into overdrive? If so, then the meaning and properties of Watermelon Tourmaline make it a great stone to take with you on your spiritual quest. 

This stone is known in the natural healing world to bring the user incredible psychic benefits. Using Watermelon Tourmaline brings the user a greater sense of intuition and psychic awareness, and you might even find that you are given the ability to communicate with Earth and nature spirits. Use it to grow your connection and relationship to Spirit.

Some practitioners even use Watermelon Tourmaline for its connection to devic energy. Because of this, many people use this stone to bring health and abundance to their gardens and plants.

Watermelon Tourmaline is also good for grid and energy work, scrying, removing spiritual and psychic blockages and for getting rid of negative energies. It’s also a stone that is often used by shamans for spiritual protection during rituals.


If you’ve never really worked with healing crystals before, you may not know that they are regularly used by practitioners for a myriad of physical issues. Down through the centuries, stones such as Watermelon Tourmaline have proved themselves to be a powerful resource for natural healers and practitioners.

Many say that Watermelon Tourmaline possesses healing properties that span many body systems. For example, many seek it out to heal disorders of the heart and lungs, but it can also be used for problems with the stomach and intestines. Brain and nervous system related issues, such as hyperactivity, multiple sclerosis and dyslexia, are also conditions that practitioners seek out Watermelon Tourmaline for help with.

Natural healers also turn to this stone to boost the immune system, increase metabolism, release overall body tension and to help eliminate pain and speed recovery after illness or injury.

Metaphysical Properties

Watermelon Tourmaline is considered by many to be a dynamic stone to have during meditation. This soothing yet inspirational stone has metaphysical properties that are connected with the heart chakra and is an invaluable tool when you’re dealing with relationships, love or any other matters of the heart. You’ll come to feel a greater sense of compassion, more room for forgiveness and more self-appreciation.

During meditation, hold your Watermelon Tourmaline in your hands. As you begin to breathe and relax, set your heart-centered intentions and let the stone’s properties and meaning consume you.

Picture the green part of the stone resonating with your heart chakra. When you’re ready, switch your focus to the pink area that is connected to a higher level of the heart chakra. Now you’ll be ready to bask in the warm and loving energy of this powerful healing crystal.

You can also use Watermelon Tourmaline during your meditation practice to work on the balancing of your masculine and femanine energies. 

Ways To Use It

The ways that you can use Watermelon Tourmaline for healing are only limited by your imagination. There are no right or wrong ways to use this stone, so let your intuition be your guide. Let’s take a quick look at a few of the most common ways that people introduce the meaning and healing properties of Watermelon Tourmaline into their lives.

Raw Watermelon Tourmaline

The unique look of this stunning stone becomes absolute perfection when set into a jewelry setting. Wearing it in a necklace, pendant, bracelet or earrings will ensure that your stone remains near to your skin. In a necklace or pendant, Watermelon Tourmaline will sit over your heart chakra, its special connection. 

Whether we realize it or not, we live and work in a world that’s overflowing with electromagnetic radiation. This radiation comes from things like computers and cell phones, and it can be damaging over time. Placing Watermelon Tourmaline in your office or home work space is thought to combat the harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation.

Put this stone in places where creative flow is needed, use it during meditation or place it under your pillow for lucid dreaming, protection and deep sleep.

Stone Combinations

The wonderful, heart-centered vibrations of Watermelon Tourmaline make it a stone that can be effectively paired with other healing crystals. These combinations can be quite powerful and can be tailored towards specific types of healing.

If you feel the need for a bit of creative inspiration, then try pairing your Watermelon Tourmaline with stones such as Rainbow Quartz, Botswana Agate or Phantom Quartz. Carrying around a bit of extra emotional baggage? Pair your stone with other healing stones like Dioptase, Rose Quartz or Petalite. Pairing your Watermelon Tourmaline with Black Tourmaline is thought to help get obsessive behavior under control.

If choosing the right combination feels intimidating, there is an interesting strategy that many practitioners say is helpful. Although it might sound strange, you can actually let your Watermelon Tourmaline help you choose. 

Hold your Watermelon Tourmaline in your hands. Bring your hands, using an open heart and mind, towards the stone or stones in question. If your Watermelon Tourmaline begins to feel warmer in your hands, it could mean that your stone is signaling its affinity to that particular stone. This method requires a certain amount of sensitivity as well as a trusting relationship with your stone.

How To Cleanse Watermelon Tourmaline

Your Watermelon Tourmaline will need to be cleansed and charged on a regular basis in order for it to benefit you. Don’t forget that while you are using this stone, it’s absorbing a lot of negative energy and toxic vibrations. Failing to clear away these energies will dull its healing properties, and your stone will sense your lack of care. Taking the time to cleanse and charge your stone will help create a stronger bond between you and your Watermelon Tourmaline.

One of the easiest and gentlest ways to cleanse your Watermelon Tourmaline is to clean it briefly in warm, soapy water. Make sure that you use a gentle soap because harsh soaps or chemicals are not good for your stone. Then pat your stone dry with a soft cloth.

Some people prefer to smudge their stone with the smoke of a sacred herb such as sage, sweetgrass or lavender. Hold your stone in the rising smoke until the smoke appears to flow easily and evenly around the stone. This is a cleansing method that can be beneficial for both you and your Watermelon Tourmaline.

Another beautiful way to cleanse your stone is with the healing tones of singing bowls. This is another cleansing method that offers healing benefits to both you and your stone.

Don’t forget to charge your Watermelon Tourmaline after you cleanse it. Setting your stone in the moonlight works very well. Many people choose not to charge their stone in sunlight as it’s thought to cause a gradual fading of the stone.

We always recommend cleansing and charging your stone before you use it for the first time, every week or so if you use it a lot, and if it has been left unused for a long period of time.

There’s one last step that is often overlooked. Your Watermelon Tourmaline will need to be reprogrammed after you cleanse and recharge it. It’s kind of like you’re staring with a clean slate, and you’ll need to restate your intentions. Hold it in your left hand during meditation whilst you focus on your needs and intentions. Ask for its help and guidance and send it loving and trusting thoughts.

Zodiac Connection

Watermelon Tourmaline is a stunning stone that is loved by people across the zodiac spectrum, and anyone can benefit from its powerful healing attributes. However, due to its own unique vibrations and characteristics, Watermelon Tourmaline seems to have additional benefits as a stone for Geminis and Virgos.

If you’re a Gemini, then you may want to consider adding Watermelon Tourmaline to your healing crystal repertoire. You can think of this stone as a tool that can help you enhance your sign’s positive points while helping you work on any characteristics that are holding you back. Geminis often benefit from the stress release, mind balancing, and cleansing of negative energy that the use of Watermelon Tourmaline can bring.

Virgos are said to benefit from the meaning of Watermelon Tourmaline by becoming less judgmental, staying more focused on important matters and by approaching situations with more care and thought.

Final Thoughts

Finding a sense of inner peace is at the root of Watermelon Tourmaline’s meaning. This is a stone that truly anyone can benefit from!

As always, let us know if you have any questions about this stone that we didn’t answer in the guide above. We’re happy to chat and lend a hand!