Dumortierite beads - for a beautiful creation!
The gem Dumortieriet is not very well known to people, that is also because Dumortieriet is not exactly for the taking. This of course does not mean that these are really beautiful beads after grinding and polishing. The color of the dumortierite beads is intense deep and warm and is available in (azure / violet) blue, purple and a pinkish to brown shade. Dumortierite beads have a translucent glaze that sometimes even shows a particularly beautiful pearly luster.
History of Dumortierite beads
It was only in the second half of the 19th century that this rock was discovered. Most Dumortierite stones are found in France, California, Japan, Nevada, Czech Republic and Madagascar. In Nevada, the best gem quality is found.
This stone is named after the French paleontologist (a scientist who deals with fossils) mr. MA Dumortier who lived from 1802-1873. The first Dumortierite stone was found in the Rhône by mr. Gonnard. However, as a token of appreciation of all his merits in the area of his professional competence, this geologist has linked the name of this stone to his friend Dumortier. That is why there is also a lot of thought that he made the very first discovery ...
Sometimes the Dumortierite beads are sometimes seen for Lapis Lazuli, Sodalit or Tourmaline and that is a shame because the Dumortierite has its own special characteristics.
Fun fact about dumortierite beads
A nice and very special fact is that Dumortieriet since 1920 used in the production of tableware, this is possible because the stone at high temperatures (1800 degrees C and higher) a beautifully shiny and especially bright white porcelain yields. Only much later, this rough Dumortierite stone was sharpened and polished to make the most beautiful beads.
Dumortierite beads promote harmony, they relax and help release or process paranoia. An additional advantage is that this stone would be able to keep your nervous system in balance.
Finally, the Dumortierite beads belong to the constellation of Leo and are connected to the month of August.
The hardness of this gemstone is 7 - 8.5.