Danburite is a calcium boron silicate mineral that has excellent clarity and is quite easy to cut into beautiful gems. These stones have been many times confused with Topaz as both of them look alike and are found as wedge-shaped prisms.
Danburite symbolizes courage, wealth, health, love, creativity, desire, patience, and understanding.
Let us learn more about Danburite.
Danburite is a relatively common mineral that is categorized as tectosilicates. It is a transparent to a translucent stone that exhibits an orthorhombic crystal system. Faceted Danburites can be used as an alternative stone for Diamonds as it looks the same.
These stones can balance and open up the solar plexus and heart chakra. It helps to increase your self-esteem, create the life you want, take responsibility for life, and develop your authentic self.
In 1839, Danburite was first discovered by Charles Upham Shepard, an American mineralogist, in Danbury, Connecticut, USA. Hence, the name of this stone is derived from its type locality. As of today, fine specimens of these minerals can be found in Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, the United States, and Myanmar.
Most of the Danburites occurs in granite and metamorphosed carbonate rocks associated with hydrothermal activity. It forms in contact with metamorphic rocks. It also occurs in dolomite and carbonate veins in granitic rocks.
The chemical formula of Danburite is CaB2(SiO4)2. These stones have a hardness of 7-7.5 on the Mohs scale.
There are no known types of Danburite.
The price of Danburite can vary from $25 to $55 per carat according to its color and quality.
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