Angelite is the bluish gray translucent variety of anhydrite from Lima, Peru that was discovered in 1987. It was introduced to the gem market at the 1989 Tucson shows. Since it is soft it can be carved or shaped into decorative objects like eggs or spheres and is polished into cabochons and beads for jewelry. Anhydrite is a sedimentary mineral that occurs after large volumes of sea water evaporates.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Strength: Weak Fire Value: 0.013
LWUV: Inert to red
Greasy, Pearly, Vitreous
Uneven to Splintery
Perfect cleavage in 3 directions often forming cubes
Angel stone, Angeline, Anhydrite
Countries of Origin
Unknown; Mexico; Peru
Angelite is very soft, so be mindful of scratching. Avoid abrasives, ultrasonic, solvents, or exposure to water.
More About Angelite
As the name angelite suggests the stone is supposed to bring spiritual awareness and peace.