|Danburite - Cat's Eye|
Pictured rare fine quality danburite from Mexico. Since danburite has a relatively short history, from the early 19th century to the present, there are no known uses for danburite as a religious or worship symbol, but some members of the New Age community have adopted this gemstone claiming it offers a variety of healing properties.
They believe that the stone has vibration-type qualities which can enhance or stimulate intellectual activity in the brain or increase a persons psychic abilities and could bring on visits by angels and other-wordly beings, especially during dreams.
Other claims that danburite can eliminate certain diseases and other medical conditions including diseases of certain organs like the liver and gall bladder. Natrual form crystals can bring on positive emotional changes and can help deal with certain self-destructive behaviors. When gemstone shines with a bright clear light, and is believed to originate from the higher dimensions, creating a link with the angelic realm.
Hey, you want a natural gem that people would swear is diamond, try white sapphire or colorless topaz.
So, then, what's so special about danburite?
Danburite is white and bright, clean and clear—all the attributes usually associate with diamondm, yet no one would mistake it for the king of gems.
Danburite is almost always colorless or white and growing in popularity, danburite is a perfect choice for jewelry lovers and stone collectors who like a perfectly transparent crystal cluster and the main reason for using danburite in fine jewellery is to get big, white, classic look elegance that can be worn with anything and the fraction of the dimond price.
Danburite, is a relatively new gemstone discovered in 1839 in Danbury, Connecticut. The original deposit is now buried under the city of Danbury. With a hardness of 7, danburite is quite hard and suitable for any kind of jewelry. Because of its high refractive index, well cut danburites are remarkably bright and can look something like diamonds. Today, most of colorless danburite comes from Mexico. S
It is normally colorless to very light pink in color but some deposits may produce gemstones which can be shades of yellow or brown. Danburite handles easily and ordinarily offers no problems for lapidaries. It makes an especially brilliant gem because of its extreme clarity. The danburite is a by product of the metal ore production.
Well shaped and clean crystal terminations over twenty-five carats are rare and most pieces are average around ten carats. There are no known enhancements, synthetics, or imitations od danburite on the market and although the mineral itself is relatively common, large, facetable gemstones are rare.