Danburite

Chemical Formula CaB2Si2O8
Color Colorless, Yellow, Pink
Hardness 7
Crystal System Orthorhombic
Refractive Index 1.63
SG 2.9 – 3.0
Transparency Transparent
Double Refraction -.007
Luster Vitreous
Cleavage 1,1
Mineral Class Danburite
USES

Danburite is a collectors and connoisseur’s gemstone, and is not used in mainstream jewelry items.

Danburite TREATMENTS AND ENHANCEMENTS

Danburite gemstones are natural and not heated or enhanced.

Danburite SOURCES

The primary source of gem-grade Danburite is Mexico, specifically at Charcas, San Luis Potosi. Other sources include Russia, Japan, Burma, Madagascar, and Bolivia.

SIMILAR GEMSTONES

White Topaz, Phenakite, and White Sapphire are harder, though Quartz Rock Crystal may appear similar.

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