Dravite (Brown Tourmaline)

Dravite is a brown-hued variety of Tourmaline. Itís name is derived from the Austrian mineralogist Drave. Its colour is dark brown and it is rarely clear enough for faceting, but the finer pieces, when cut, resemble gems of Smokey Quartz. Most Dravite is found in the Tourmaline deposits of Brazil.

As with many of the Tourmalines, Dravite is believed to have a calming, soothing effect on the body. Itís energy is said to help one relax and find a calmness with ones self.
Dravite is said to aid in finding an emotional strength and sense of self-acceptance. Its grounding influence helps those who feel overwhelmed, letting go of panic and help begin to find a place of calm from which to approach life.