Dumortierite beads - a beautiful creation!
The gem dumortierite is not very familiar to the people, that's because dumortierite not exactly up for grabs. Of course this does not mean that this really beautiful beads after the grinding and polishing. The color is deep and intense hot and comes in (azure / violet) blue, purple and pink to tan. Dumortierite beads have a translucent glass shine that sometimes exhibited a particularly beautiful pearl luster.
Only in the 2 nd half of the 19 th century, this stone was discovered. Most dumortierite stones are found in France, California, Japan, Nevada, Czech Republic and Madagascar. In Nevada, moreover, the best gem quality found.
This stone is named after the French paleontologist (a scientist who deals with fossils) mr. MA Dumortier who lived from 1802 to 1873. The first dumortierite stone was indeed found in the Rhone by mr. Gonnard. However, this geologist is in recognition of all his achievements in the field of its competence, the name of this stone attached to his friend Dumortier. Hence, there are also many thought that he has made the first discovery ...
Sometimes this stone ever be seen for Lapis Lazuli, Tourmaline or Sodalit and that is unfortunate because the dumortierite still really has its own distinct characteristics.
A fun and very special tidbit is that dumortierite used since 1920 yields in the production of tableware, this is possible because the rock at high temperatures (1800 ° C and above), a beautifully shiny and especially bright white porcelain. Only much later was it going this rough dumortierite stone cutting and polishing to make the most beautiful beads.
Dumortierite promoted harmony, relaxes and helps in releasing or processing of paranoia. An additional advantage is that the stone would be able to keep balance in your nervous system.
Finally, the dumortierite beads belong to the constellation Leo and is connected to the month of August.
The hardness 7 - 8,5