Dumortierite is an aluminum borosilicate mineral that can occur in prismatic crystals. Beyond jewelry, Dumortierite has properties that are used in the production of high-grade porcelain.
The Physical Properties of Dumortierite
The colors of Dumortierite range from reddish brown or pink to violet-blue to a darker blue. The dark blue variety is the most common, although the natural raw stone may look a little lighter. Interestingly, it is its impurities of the mineral that gives Dumortierite its blue color. This stone also has a dull and waxy luster. On the Mohs hardness scale, it rates 7.
The History of Dumortierite
Dumortierite was named after the French paleontologist, Dumortier. The stone has been found in several countries such as France, Norway, Italy, Brazil, Namibia, Madagascar, Canada, Poland, Sri Lanka, and the US. It occurs in high-temperature aluminum-rich regional metamorphic rocks, resulting from contact metamorphism and also in boron-rich pegmatites. Dumortierite is sometimes sold under marketing trade names such as ‘blue denim stone’ or ‘blue moon quartz’.
The Lore of Dumortierite
Based on an African legend, Dumortierite, which is often found near sources of water, is actually petrified water due to its blue quartz color. Some of the writings claim that Dumortierite, when applied to the skin can relieve sunburn. Sometimes utilized as a diagnostic tool by ancient, stone healers since it provides insight into the condition and a better understanding of how to cure the patient.
The Metaphysical Properties of Dumortierite
Another name for Dumortierite is the “Stone of Patience” since it has the ability to enhance insight and activate the third eye chakra. As a healing stone, Dumortierite is said to be useful for a number disorders including providing relief from vomiting and nausea. It can also help relieve cramping and colic in babies. It's useful for treating headaches, diarrhea, stomach ache, depression, painful throat, homesickness, travel sickness, and other intestinal problems.
Dumortierite teaches you the value of standing up for yourself and to stay committed to what you believe in. The stone encourages you to take control of your own life and your own spiritual journey. It motivates you to have a more positive outlook and attitude in your life, trust in yourself, boosting courage, and harmonious energies to help you overcome your fears.
Bring Dumortierite into your life as it works to increase your intellectual abilities and is particularly helpful with your mathematical skills and mental skills. Dumortierite enhances clarity and linguistic capabilities for better communication. It also increases your patience if you have a short temper.
Dumortierite helps you calm yourself during intense moments, and it will give you a clear mind to know just what you need to do. Sleeping or meditating with Dumortierite is useful as it helps you focus.
It is a powerful healing gemstone that helps you to take the necessary steps to overcome difficulties and find solutions to the problems you may be facing. It is believed that Dumortierite will help you unlock your psychic powers.