Pink Tourmaline, also called Rubellite, belongs to a group called Elbaite, which is a member of the Tourmaline family. Elbaite is by far the most colorful group, including Indicolite (blue to blue/green), Verdelite (green), Rubellite (pink) and Watermelon (pink with green rind).
Pink Tourmaline (Rubellite) brings cognitive awareness and experience of Universal Love. Rubellite is a very positive crystal, and is supportive of those who work with it, bringing strength during any trials in one's life. It has balancing properties which help one to move away from extremes, and into more equitable emotional and intellectual perspectives. Pink Tourmaline (Rubellite) opens and brings a higher vibration to the Heart Chakra. It is excellent for connecting with the Earth on an emotional level. This connection illuminates the relation between the Earth and Humanity, and helps one to live that relationship in a way that promotes the health of our planet.
Rubellite also works with the Root Chakra, bringing strength, courage, and conviction to endeavors that are based on Love. It helps to gain the courage to overcome issues that hold the heart hostage, such as abusive relationships and negative work situations, and to recognize how why these issues come to be in one's life. Bringing the power to break free of such conditions, Pink Tourmaline (Rubellite) can then provide emotional support for the transitional period when one is learning to live free of these destructive patterns that no longer serve. (healingcrystals.com)