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.
|Chemical Classification||Inorganic - Sulfate|
|Color||Soft blue, sometimes with white or grey inclusions.|
|Luster||Vitreous to pearly.|
|Transparency||Translucent to opaque.|
|Occurrence||Peru, Britain, and Germany.|
|Formation||Formed from the compression of celestite over millions of years.|
|Diaphaneity||Translucent to opaque|
|Specific Gravity||2.9 - 3.0|
|Diagnostic Properties||Light blue, derived from anhydrite.|
|Pleochroism||Not observed in angelite.|
|Crystal System||Orthorhombic (variety of Anhydrite)|
|Optical Properties||Biaxial (+)|
|2V angle||Measured: 58°|
|Dispersion||Not typically noted for its dispersion.|