Dumortierite Quartz is the term used to describe the blue variety of quartz. There are mainly 3 types of blue quartz and they all occur from INCLUSIONS that are formed within the quartz. These are the rarer and more outstanding varieties of quartz.

One particular blue quartz is the rare blue chalcedony of the microcrystalline quartz variety.

There is another blue quartz that is colored by dumortierite inclusions. This is known as Dumortierite Quartz which is even rarer than blue chalcedony.

Many of the blue quartz sold on the gemstone market today is artificially colored synthetic quartz created by the hydrothermal method.

Dumortierite quartz derives its name from the French paleontologist Eugene Dumortier (1803-1873) and was first described in 1881.

Pure Dumortierite is extremely rare. They are usually formed as crystals within a quartz.

Quartz is a hard, crystalline mineral composed of silicon and oxygen and it has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale.

Dumortierite is of a borosilicate chemical composition, with a hardness of 7 to 8.5 on the Mohs scale.

Dumortierite quartz is one of the rarer blue variety of quartz gemstone. It comes in light blue, blue, dark blue, violet-blue, white-blue and red-brown colors. It is a combination of quartz aggregate, intergrown with dumortierite inclusions.

The aggregate part of Dumortierite Quartz, when cut and polished has a hardness of 7.0 as all quartz. The crystal forms on the other hand has a hardness rating of 8.5. This means that Dumortierite quartz is hard and durable enough to be made into any type of jewelry design.

Dumortierite quartz are opaque in clarity and the extremely rare and very fine materials are translucent.

Dumortierite quartz has a waxy to dull luster. Dumortierite has a weak blue, blue-violet and violet fluorescence while quartz typically has none.

Dark blue is the most common color for Dumortierite quartz. Very often the blue in Dumortierite quartz is unevenly dispersed resulting in splotches of dark and light blue similar to Sodalite and Lapis Lazuli. Usually it also exhibits streaks or spots of white with the blue color.

Dumortierite quartz can look similar to blue magnesio-riebeckite, lapis lazuli, azurite, and sodalite. However, it is harder and more durable. For example, blue Magnesio-riebeckite has a hardness of 6 on the Mohs scale; Lapis Lazuli is between 5 and 6; Azurite is soft at only 3.5 to 4 and Sodalite is 5.5 to 6. Quartz is at 7.

Dumortierite quartz is also known as 'blue moon quartz' or 'blue denim stone'.

Dumortierite quartz is often cut en cabochon and in traditional ovals and rounds. It is also carved as ornamental objects such as small animal cameos and figurines.

Besides jewelry, Dumortierite is also utilised in industrial purposes. When fired, it turns pure white and is used for the production of porcelain and ceramics.

Dumortierite quartz is not known to be treated or artificially enhanced in any way.

Dumortierite quartz enhances your organizing skills and self-discipline. It is believed that this lovely blue colored quartz brings peace, order, and self-expression to the life of the wearer.

It also resonates with the sacral chakra or svadhisthana which is “the dwelling place of the self.” This sacral chakra relates to emotional and sexual energy in the body.

It is also believed that Dumortierite Quartz stimulates the brain and enhances intellectual abilities and improves mathematical and language skills.

Dumortierite Quartz gets rid of your fears and addictions while boosting morale and courage. It helps you to be grounded and take control of your life.

It helps in past life regression and gives you insight and information about your past life. It is a gemstone for psychic development and all related spiritual work.

To clean your Dumortierite quartz, simply clean it with a soft cloth and soapy water. Rinse well and remove all residue from your precious stone. Be careful storing or wearing it with other harder gemstones like topaz and sapphires to prevent accidental scratches.

Quartz is the second most abundant mineral on earth. However, Dumortierite quartz deposits most of them are found in Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Sri Lanka, India, Poland and Norway