The Gemstone Danburite
Danburite is primarily a collectors gemstone. It is usually colorless; yellow and light pink gems are seldom cut. Danburite is named after the city of Danbury, Connecticut, where this mineral was first described, though no gem grade material has come from Danbury. Danburite has good hardness and facets well, but its lack of fire in colorless stones limits its use as a mainstream gemstone.
Colorless, Yellow, Pink
Danburite is a collectors and connoisseur's gemstone, and is not used in mainstream jewelry items.
Treatments & Enhancements
Danburite gemstones are natural and not heated or enhanced.
The primary source of gem-grade Danburite is Mexico, specifically at Charcas, San Luis Potosi. Other sources include Russia, Japan, Burma, Madagascar, and Bolivia.
, and White Sapphire
are harder, though Quartz Rock Crystal
may appear similar.
Danburite in the Rough Photos