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 Dumortierite Gemstone Properties 


Design Possibilities

Love denim? Love lapis lazuli? Deep blue dumortierite, named for a French paleontologist, is called the "blue denim stone." It's often mistaken for lapis lazuli, which costs 2 to 3 times as much. In this country it's found in the Yuma, Arizona and San Diego, California areas. But the best source is Brazil, where these beads come from. Use them wherever you want the look of lapis lazuli at a fraction of the cost. The young at heart love this stone in everything from necklaces to bead strands for their hair. Like lapis lazuli, it appeals to both men and woman. That makes sense given the widespread popularity of blue jeans.

Metaphysical/Healing Properties

This is a no nonsense stone. Like denim, it's worn in all kinds of places by all kinds of people. But those who wear dumortierite often seem to have one thing in common: a clear-eyed approach to life. They know how to prioritize. They know when it's time to get organized and how to settle down and do it. If you already wear this stone, you know what I'm talking about. If not…give it a test. Got a garage or a filing cabinet you need a compass to find your way through? Put on your blue jeans and dumortierite beads and see what happens.
Mineral InformationAluminum borate silicate
Chemical CompositionAl7(O3(BO3)(SiO4)3)
ColorDark blue to violet blue
Hardness7
Specific Gravity3.26-3.41
Refractive Index1.686-1.723

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**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.


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