Dumortierite is named after the French paleontologist Eugene Dumortier who discovered the gemstone. This striking variation of Sunset Dumortierite has a lighter denim color than regular Dumortierite, with intriguing pattern and tonal variations.
Dumortierite crystals are formed most often in metamorphic rocks that are rich in aluminum and under high temperatures. Dumortierite is found in Brazil, Europe, Sri Lanka and Peru, as well as both the United States and Canada.
Mineral Information Aluminum borate silicate
Chemical Composition Al7(O3(BO3)(SiO4)3)
Color Dark blue to violet blue
Hardness 7-8.5 (Mohs)
Care of Dumortierite
Clean using a soft cloth and soapy water rinsing well and polishing after to remove any soap residue. As with most gemstones, ultrasonic cleaners and steamers are not recommended. Store in a soft case away from hard objects to avoid being scratched.
Metaphysical Properties associated with Dumortierite
*All metaphysical or healing properties listed below are collected from various sources. The validity of the information is not guaranteed nor expresses the artist's views. This compiled information is offered as a service for those interested in potential metaphysical properties and not meant to treat medical conditions.
Chakras: Throat & Third Eye
Energy Vibration: 4