Black Crystals

Posted by Heather Burket on

In this week’s post, I thought I’d focus on just black crystals. As a Scorpio, I do not shy away from the dark side, so this is familiar turf for me. There are so many beautiful colored crystals, so why would we even look at black crystals? Well, black crystals serve very important functions – especially if you are an empath. In this article, we will take a deeper look at the following black crystals: Black Tourmaline, Onyx, Shungite and Obsidian.

Black Tourmaline

I feel like a broken record when it comes to Black Tourmaline. If anyone ever asks me about crystals, I think I immediately bring up Black Tourmaline. Black Tourmaline is my boo or bae – whatever the kids are calling their bestie these days. I can’t extol the virtues enough for Black Tourmaline. Lately, I’ve been keeping a large piece under my pillow at night, and I actually feel like it’s helping me sleep better. Black Tourmaline serves several important functions – protection, grounding, and clearing. I always keep a piece in my handbag, on my nightstand, and by my computer. If you are an empath, I highly recommend that you keep a piece of Black Tourmaline either on you, or near you. When it comes to energy clearing and protection, we can always perform rituals to assist us, but sometimes we don’t always have the time, so black tourmaline always serves as my failsafe if I don’t actively clear my energy. It will also help pull any negative energy off you (from yourself) as well as protect you from others energy. It is protective of EMF as well – something that we can all use – whether you are an empath or not. When I’m feeling anxious or stressed, I grab my piece of black tourmaline and let it work its magic by calming me down. It is very grounding as well. I think a lot of times people are anxious and it is because they are actually ungrounded. Black Tourmaline can help get you back into your body and stay grounded. If you don’t have a large piece, just use a tumble. What I do, is hold the piece in my hand and close my eyes. I sit and breathe quietly until I begin to feel calmer. If you are going to invest in a crystal, I would definitely recommend Black Tourmaline as one of the ones that should have in your collection.

Here’s my previous article on Black Tourmaline:

Black Tourmaline – An Empath’s Best Friend – Tropica Exotica, LLC

Black Tourmaline Tumbles

Black Tourmaline Tumble – Tropica Exotica, LLC

Black Tourmaline Pendants

Black Tourmaline Pendant – Tropica Exotica, LLC

Black Tourmaline Bracelets:

Black Tourmaline Crystal Stretch Bracelet - Medium Bead Size – Tropica Exotica, LLC

Black Tourmaline Earrings:

Black Tourmaline Earrings – Tropica Exotica, LLC


Onyx is another crystal that will assist with grounding. If you are in need of additional strength and fortitude or overcoming inertia, onyx can help propel you forward. If you are having a hard time being disciplined with sticking to an exercise plan, keep some onyx with you to keep the momentum going. Additionally, onyx can also assist with keeping one’s focus on the task at hand.

Onyx Spheres

Onyx Sphere – Tropica Exotica, LLC

Onyx Tumbles

Onyx Tumble – Tropica Exotica, LLC


Shungite is another one of the top crystals that everyone should own for it’s EMF protection alone. I have shungite everywhere. I keep several pieces by my computer, on my nightstand and I keep rows of shungite pyramids across the back of my house in every window because I live near a cell phone tower. I also use a shungite tile on my cellphone. Shungite really is truly a functional crystal. Again, not as well known for it’s ‘beauty’ but more for it’s ability to help shield us from harmful EMF. It is also very grounding like the other black crystals.

Shungite Cell Phone Stickers

Shungite Cell Phone Sticker – Tropica Exotica, LLC

Shungite Pyramids – Small

Shungite Pyramid - Small – Tropica Exotica, LLC

Shungite Pyramids – Medium

Shungite Pyramid - Medium – Tropica Exotica, LLC


One of the coolest things about crystals is not only just the sheer variety of beautiful crystals, but variety within one type of crystal. Obsidian is one of those crystals. Normally when we think of obsidian, we think of the plain black variety. But there are different types of obsidian including the magnificent golden-sheen obsidian, snowflake obsidian and rainbow obsidian. Rainbow obsidian is normally carved to show to highlight the multiple colors within the specimens. For functionality, obsidian serves multiple functions including grounding and protection as well. It is also excellent at cleansing the energetic field.

Snowflake Obsidian Tumbles

Snowflake Obsidian Tumble – Tropica Exotica, LLC

 Obsidian Palm Stone

Obsidian Palmstone – Tropica Exotica, LLC

 Rainbow Obsidian Hearts

Rainbow Obsidian Heart – Tropica Exotica, LLC

Black crystals are not the typical sparkly crystals that everyone oohhs and aahhs about. But, these crystals serve very important functions. With constant stimulus from outside sources – other people, traffic, and just the chaos of everyday life, it’s good to keep some of these black crystals nearby to help keep us grounded and stable. As root chakra crystals, they help us to stay within our own energy and keep us centered. Additionally, being bombarded on a daily basis with EMF, these crystals can also protect us and shield us from these external sources. Make sure to add some black crystals to your collection if you don’t already have them. I think you will be amazed at just how helpful these stones can help you as you go through your day.

In love, light and gratitude,



1 comment

  • Great write up.

    Thomas Acuna on

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