Blue Pectolite is a rare stone that can only be found one place on Earth. That's why it has amazing properties like...
Third Eye, Heart, Crown, and Throat Chakra
Mix of dark and light blues, blue-green, and gray with white throughout
Raw crystal has a rough exterior while tumbled has the traditional smooth feel
3 / 10 Rarity
Discovered in First documented in Dominican Republic in 1916
Mined in The only know source is Hispaniola, Dominican Republic
Chinese name: 藍拉利瑪石
What is Blue Pectolite?
When we first found stumbled across Blue Pectolite, we thought it was a "new" crystal!
We love blue crystals and were super excited to add another to our collection.
But... it's a not a "new" crystal.
It's actually just another, more scientific name for Larimar, aka Blue Pectolite.
So if you were like us, and searched "Blue Pectolite" to find out more about this mysterious crystal, just know you might get better results by searching for Larimar.
If you don't want to go searching, then this page actually has the same information as our pages on Larimar and Blue Pectolite.
We figured it would be convienet for those who happened to look up this variety of Pectolite.
Hopefully this short "disclaimer" has helped clear up what Blue Pectolite actually is...
and what it's not.
Take a look at the rest of the article to learn how to take care of your Blue Pectolite!
How To Clean Your Crystal
Before you start cleaning your Blue Pectolite, you have to know that it will react strongly to chemicals.
So we're not going to be putting it in any kind of chemical bath.
While a vinegar bath is perfect for stones like Dravite, it will corrode your Blue Pectolite.
There are also many types of soaps and detergents that can harm your stone.
But Pectolite isn't so sensitive that it will break down in water alone like Fishtail Selenite does.
So when you need to clean your stone, we suggest a dry cloth or some filtered water.
This is a sensitive stone, and that sensitivity is the price we pay for this blue beauty.
Will It Fade?
Although Blue Pectolite rank well on the Mohs hardness scale, they are actually pretty sensitive.
The ocean like pattern on this crystal might have you thinking that the most suitable place for this stone would be a tropical beach...
But doing that over a summer will wash cause your light blue gem to wash out.
Blue Pectolite is in fact quite photosensitive and therefore should avoid long exposure to direct sunlight.
Check If Your Crystal Is Real
First things first...is the seller claiming it's the crystal is from anywhere but Hispaniola?
Yes? That's not Blue Pectolite.
Next we'll look at the exterior, real Blue Pectolite should have milky white branches and no blocky chunks similar like bismuth.
Due to its rarity, this gem is a common target for fakes.
It is not easy to fake tumbled Blue Pectolite.
When it is faked, Resin is the prime choice of material.
Here are two ways to sniff out fake tumbled Blue Pectolite.
You can spot a fake crystal by using your finger: a real crystal will always be cool to the touch.
Check for cracks in the resin, the cracks will have ink that's pooled together and have a dark color.
These tests both exploit resin since it's the only reliable way to fake tumbled Blue Pectolite besides dying it.
Blue Pectolite Properties
Even though it was recently discovered, Blue Pectoliteis has become known as a "spiritual stones" that helps connect Earth to new dimensions.
This crystal radiates peace, love, fosters tranquility.
They say this stone naturally harmonizes our soul to new vibrations and raises our consciousness. Helping us effortlessly bring about a deeply meditative state through harmony.
This gemstone is particulary empowering to women. It connects to the energy of the earth goddess, making it a earth-healing stone.
Connection with the earth goddess helps women to reattune with their innate femininity and restore their connection with nature.
Its aura guides the soul onto its true pathway in life by dissolving unseen boundaries that constrain the spiritual self.
Blue Pectolite is a perfect stone for those seeking a soulmate, because it helps facilitate the healing of past-life relationships.
"Dolphin Stone" removes self-imposed blockages and constraints. It can break down self-sabotaging behavior, including tendency toward martyrdom, and helps the holder take control of life. It's particularly useful for removing guilt and alleviating fear.
This our favorite benefit of holding Blue Pectolite in, it stops you from getting in your own way.
Blue Pectolite brings clarity, serenity, and supportive thoughts. It encourages "going with the flow" and creativity.
Blue Pectolite brings calmness and equilibrium. It is a counterbalance to emotional extremes and dampens bipolar urges. It promotes reconnecting the holder to their childlike playfulness and joyful energy.
The hardness of this variety of Pectolite is from 4 to 7 on Mohs scale, depending on the crystalline structure of the stone.
Normally, the more intensely blue and green specimens of Pectolite are the hardest. This is due to their fine and dense needle structure.
This crystal belongs to the Pectolite family of minerals. It grows in a triclinic crystal structure, with terminating radial or globular masses.
Although there are many colors of Pectolite, the Blue variety comes in blue or slightly greenish blue. If more reserves are found oneday, you can expect to see a variety in color.
This stone is known to display a Cat's Eye effect. So under the right conditions, the crystal will display a narrow band of concentrated light going accross the width of the stone -- similar to a Cat's eye!
If there was an "America's Got Talent" kind of contest for crystals, I'm voting for Blue Pectolite.
It's super super rare, and super super beautiful, but doesn't cost a fortune.
Blue Pectolite deposits have only been found in place in the entire world. A remote mountain range on the island of Hispaniola in the Dominican Republic.
Oh, and they estimate the total surface area of those Blue Pectolite deposits covers less than a single square mile!
Does it get much more rare than that?
And yet despite it's incredible rarity, Blue Pectolite's average cost is only about $10 per carat.
Of course, color and quality of the stone will make a difference but the price:rarity ratio is simply amazing.