What is Angelite?


Angelite is a form of anhydrite, notable for its blue color. It’s primarily found in Peru, Britain, and Poland. Angelite is often used as a gemstone and is popular for its unique blue color and its spiritual significance.

Angelite is a unique gemstone that comes in shades of blue, often with white or grey inclusions. Its unique appearance and color make it a popular choice for jewelry and decorative items, especially beads and pendants.

Gemstone Properties

Chemical ClassificationInorganic - Sulfate
ColorSoft blue, sometimes with white or grey inclusions.
LusterVitreous to pearly.
TransparencyTranslucent to opaque.
OccurrencePeru, Britain, and Germany.
FormationFormed from the compression of celestite over millions of years.
DiaphaneityTranslucent to opaque
Mohs Hardness3.5
Specific Gravity2.9 - 3.0
Diagnostic PropertiesLight blue, derived from anhydrite.
Chemical CompositionCaSO4
PleochroismNot observed in angelite.
Crystal SystemOrthorhombic (variety of Anhydrite)
Optical PropertiesBiaxial (+)
Refractive Index1.529
2V angleMeasured: 58°
DispersionNot typically noted for its dispersion.