The gemstone Dumortierite is not very well known to people, that is also because Dumortierite is not exactly up for grabs. This does not alter the fact that these are truly beautiful beads after grinding and polishing. The color of the dumortierite beads is intensely deep and warm and is available in (azure / violet) blue, purple and a pinkish to brown shade. Dumortierite beads have a translucent glass shine that sometimes even shows a particularly beautiful mother-of-pearl sheen.
History of Dumortierite Beads
This rock was only discovered in the second half of the 19th century. Most Dumortierite stones are found in France, California, Japan, Nevada, Czech Republic and Madagascar. The best gem quality is also found in Nevada.
This stone is named after the French paleontologist (a scientist who studies fossils) Mr. MA Dumortier who lived from 1802-1873. By the way, the first Dumortierite stone was found in the Rhone by Mr. gonnard. However, this geologist has attached the name of this stone to his friend Dumortier as a token of appreciation for all his merits in the field of his expertise. That is why it is often thought that he made the very first discovery…
Sometimes the Dumortierite beads are sometimes mistaken for Lapis Lazuli, Sodalit or Tourmaline and that is a shame because the Dumortierite really has its own special characteristics.
Fun fact about dumortierite beads
A fun and very special fact is that Dumortierite has been used in the manufacture of tableware since 1920. This is possible because the stone at high temperatures (1800 degrees C and higher) produces a beautifully shiny and especially bright white porcelain. Only much later did people grind and polish this rough Dumortierite stone to make the most beautiful beads.
What is said about the functioning of this type of stone.
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 Leo and is associated with the month of August.
The hardness of this gemstone is 7 – 8.5.