Alternate Names & Name Spellings: Dumortierit
Hardness (Mohs): 7
Color(s): Blue, Greenish Blue, Blue-violet
Transparency: Translucent, Opaque
Common Sources: Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Madagascar, Namibia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sri Lanka, and USA.
Rock Lore & Tidbits: Dumortierite was named for paleontologist Eugene Dumortier (1801-1876). Sometimes it is mistaken for sodalite and has been used as an imitation lapis lazuli.
Crystal Meanings of Dumortierite
Keywords: Order, Peace, Expression
Dumortierite is a stone of order. It is used to enhance self-discipline, organizational abilities, and general orderliness. This sense of orderliness omes to all arenas, which can release fear and bring courage and peace to one’s life.
Dumortierite brings this sense of order and clarity to all things, and releases fear, bringing courage to one’s life. It is also acts as a booster for creativity and expression, bringing raw creative energy into an organized state allowing higher expression of that creativity.
In the psychic and spiritual realms, dumortierite raises spiritual development, as well as contact with spirit guides and angels. It can also help you express your spiritual thoughts and dreams. Dumortierite is excellent for peaceful mindfulness or meditation bringing clarity to the connection with the universe. The clarity pf this stone can bring a deep serenity and inner peace.
Emotionally, dumortierite greatly reduces problems with having a disorganized and scattered mind and thought process. This brings greater clarity of mind that can help see and accept reality. This ability to see and accept reality helps one react to it in an organized and intelligent manner on one’s behalf. Self-reliance, self-discipline, and self-control are thereby increased. It can also help reduce the stubbornness, especially which stems from lack of clarity, and stubbornness that is ultimately harmful to one’s best interest.
Dumortierite is an excellent stone for lifting depression. Seeing reality and the inherent organization in the world clearly replaces depression with peace and happiness.
Physically, dumortierite is used in crystal healing to help with cooling the body, throat, thyroid, and parathyroid, detoxification, overstimulation, hyperactivity, spleen, skin disorders, diabetes, metabolic system, endocrine system, blood. Due to its energy of self-discipline it is often used in weight loss or attaining ideal weight.
Please note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.
Dumortierite is often seen in quartz, and is also called Blue Dumortierite Quartz. The quartz boosts the energy of the dumortierite itself and brings more power to its properties. See more on quartz here.
Dumortierite is associated primarily with the throat chakra , and it improves lower (physical) and higher (mental/spiritual) chakra communications which enhances the effects of the entire auric system to bring its energies to bear.
More on Dumortierite from my personal perspective.
I find dumortierite to be particularly helpful for success with difficult projects where disorganization and communication are big factors in the difficulties. Dumortierite allows for a calm where I can focus on the issues at hand in an organized fashion, bringing a synthesis of information needed to settle the steps of the project and bring it to fruition.
I have also seen dumortierite help in the process of releasing addictions and attaining sobriety. by dispelling the disconnect between clarity of mind and emotions. With this sense of clearness, self-discipline and courage to overcome addictions can be found.
Dumortierite (darker) and Dumortierite in Quartz (lighter) Examples