Properties: Dumortierite is the stone of “tolerance and tranquility”. It is a precious blue stone which promotes self-discipline, cleanliness, courage, trust, accomplishment, harmony, positive attitude, patience and tolerance. It highly reduces disorganization, scattered thinking and distractions. It helps make troublesome, daily tasks more tolerable.
Dumortierite is said to promote a positive attitude to life and to help you to stay “young at heart“. It encouraging you to speak out when you feel you are being treated unfairly and to help you to see the good in the people who are around you. Two great reasons why it belongs on the Throat Chakra. It’s rich blue tone will induce relaxation, tranquility and a simple feeling of harmony. Dumortierite is a very spiritual stone. It is believed to facilitate communication with your angels and spirit guides and is a stone as rare as the blue moon it represents.
Folk Remedies: In healing, this stone is thought to be of benefit for nausea, vomiting, cramping and colic. Placed gently on an affected area, it is said to soothe sunburn. It has been used in the past 100 years for relieving tension and headaches.
Feng Shui: Use in the center for good health, balance, and being centered. Use in Helpful People, Travel area for spirituality, in the Knowledge, Skills area for the blue element and in the Career, Lifepath area for the self, improving business and reaching your goals.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 3 and method 5 – 7
History: Dumortierite Al7BO3(SiO4)3O3, is a fibrous variably colored aluminium boro-silicate mineral. It crystallizes in the orthorhombic system typically forming slender prismatic crystals. The crystals are vitreous and vary in color from blue, brown and green to very rare violet and pink. It has a Mohs hardness of 7.
First described in 1881 for an occurrence in Chaponost, in the Rhone-Alps of France and named for the French paleontologist Eugene Dumortier (1803-1873). It is most often found in Madagascar, Austria, Brazil, Poland, Russia, Canada, USA, Namibia and particularly in South Africa. Africans had long believed this stone to be petrified water as it was most often found in the vacinity of water.
It typically occurs in high temperature aluminium silicate rich regional metamorphic rocks. It is used in the manufacture of high grade porcelain. It is sometimes mistaken for sodalite and has been used as imitation lapis lazuli.