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Danburite

The Meaning and Properties of Danburite. A pink Danburite Crystal from Mexico, offered by Cape Cod Crystals.

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Metaphysical Properties

Meaning and Healing Uses

Chakra Benefits

Zodiac Signs

What is Danburite? General Info

Danburite Value and Rarity

Danburite Appearance and Identification

Danburite Locations

 

About Danburite

Danburite is a  calcium boron silicate mineral with the formula CaB2(SiO4)2. Crystals of Danburite are fairy rare, with the majority of large gem-quality specimens coming from only a handful of locations around the world. Danburite was first discovered in 1839 by Charles Upham Shephard and is named after Danbury, Connecticut. Danburite forms orthorhombic, prismatic crystals that have similar symmetry to Topaz. Specimens often have a V or wedge shape at one or both ends.

Danburite is both subtle and dazzling; well-formed crystals of Danburite gleam and sparkle with soft colors that give it an angelic, ethereal essence. While it can have a gentle appearance, it is a tough mineral. Danburite ranks at about 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, higher than Quartz.

Danburite’s beauty and strength has sparked recent interest in the jewelry industry, but historically Danburite has been a crystal for collectors or those seeking a high vibrational healing stone. 

Metaphysical and Healing Properties of Danburite

Danburite, one of the highest vibrational crystals, has incredibly supportive healing properties that carry us through each difficult stage of grief after a loss. It soothes us when we experience the many complexities of pain and grounds us when we feel that everything is changing rapidly.

Danburite Meaning and Uses

Danburite Meaning Card by Cape Cod Crystals in 2018Whether you’ve recently suffered a loss or have had to adjust to life without a loved one for many years, Danburite helps to relieve pain and lessen the weight of grief. While grief may make us feel that our worlds have been turned upside down, this centering crystal helps us to regain a sense of stability as we relearn how to manage each day. 

Believed to cleanse the crown chakra, Danburite’s comforting energy reassures us that we are still a part of the same universe as our loved ones who have passed away. Keep a piece of Danburite nearby on days when you are missing your loved one more than usual. Its presence will remind you of the memories you shared with your loved one, and help you to feel closer to them once more.

Danburite’s calming properties make it an excellent meditation stone. Take a moment to be still with your crystal anytime you need to decompress and breathe.
 

Danburite Chakra Benefits

Aside from clearing the crown and third eye chakras, Danburite works wonders with blocked heart chakras. Its gentle energies remove blockages and help the healing process to begin.

Danburite Zodiac Signs

Leos are believed to experience a special connection with Danburite. Leos are deeply connected and devoted to family and this stone helps serves as a token of that closeness.

General Description | What is Danburite?

Single Danburite Gem | Pink, from MexicoDanburite is a  calcium boron silicate mineral with the formula CaB2(SiO4)2. Crystals of Danburite are fairy rare, with the majority of large gem-quality specimens coming from only a handful of locations around the world. Danburite was first discovered in 1839 by Charles Upham Shephard and is named after Danbury, Connecticut. Danburite forms orthorhombic, prismatic crystals that have similar symmetry to Topaz. Specimens often have a V or wedge shape at one or both ends.

Danburite is both subtle and dazzling; well-formed crystals of Danburite gleam and sparkle with soft colors that give it an angelic, ethereal essence. While it can have a gentle appearance, it is a tough mineral. Danburite ranks at about 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, higher than Quartz.

Danburite’s beauty and strength have sparked recent interest in the jewelry industry, but historically Danburite has been a crystal for collectors or those seeking a high vibrational healing stone. 

Danburite Value

Typically, Danburite is a stone of interest to mineral collectors and connoisseurs of gems. Danburite is lesser known in the jewelry world but has recently gained popularity as a gemstone. It was discovered during an era when vibrant gemstones were in-style, so the delicate color of this stone was long overlooked in favor of more saturated gems for many decades. However, the exceptional durability and unique aura of Danburite has accelerated its popularity. Still, Danburite is considered a relatively uncommon stone and gems can be quite expensive. Large crystals are also unusual and considered collector’s items. Pricing of course, varies with supply and demand, and by the quality of the Danburite itself. Right now, specimens from Mexico would probably be considered the most desirable, and of course unusual or exceptional gems.

Danburite Rarity 

Danburite, as a mineral, is fairly common but nicely formed crystals are quite rare. High-quality specimens of Danburite are limited in the commercial market. Primarily, it is colorless Danburite that is cut and polished into gemstones for jewelry. The pale yellow and pink Danburite crystals are still of interest primarily to collectors.

Danburite Appearance

Danburite Crystal Appearance and IdentificationDanburite is an undeniably beautiful crystal, forming in prismatic crystals that often have an indicative wedge shape at the top. Most commonly, Danburite is pale yellow, nearly colorless or light brown. Very pale pink can be found in certain localities, but the color fades in exposure to sunlight, limiting their availability. Danburite should be transparent and have a vitreous luster - glassy and brilliant. Danburite has an orthorhombic crystal structure and prismatic crystal habit. This meaning the crystal has well-developed crystal faces that are parallel to the vertical axis - like a mirror image. Symmetry is easier to spot in smaller specimens, but larger crystals may be outwardly more complex.

Danburite Localities

Currently, the primary source of gem-grade Danburite is Mexico, specifically at Charcas, San Luis Potosi. Other sources for specimens include Russia, Japan, Burma, Madagascar, and Bolivia. Danburite crystals occur in granites and in metamorphosed carbonate rocks associated with hydrothermal activity.

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