A mineral that often forms as an inclusion in quartz, dumortierite is usually fashioned as cabochons or beads for jewelry. While prized for its deep violet to blue colors, it may also be found in shades of pink, gray and brown. Named for French paleontologist Eugene Dumortier, dumortierite is an exotic gem that is durable, untreated, and rare.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
LWUV: Inert to yellowish white or red
Countries of Origin
Canada; Unknown; China; Brazil; South Africa; Madagascar