Tourmalated Quartz is Crystal Quartz that formed together with Black Tourmaline. So, if Crystal Quartz brings harmony and balance, and Black Tourmaline is shielding and protecting- you should feel pretty darn good wearing this gemstone. Oh, and they look really cool with the black needles streaking through! Each 15mm coin-shaped bead is faceted, and has little "cuts" to help light sparkle around them. Since Tourmalated Quartz is a natural gemstone, no two are alike. The varied inclusions in each stone make each stone one-of-a-kind.