Dumortierite was first identified as a mineral in 1881. It was subsequently named after the French palaeontologist Eugene Dumortier [1803-1873]. When newly discovered minerals are named after a person or a place it's quite common for the suffix 'ite' to be used. Examples include sugilite, charoite, labradorite and englishite to name just a few. The suffix 'ite' was first used by Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle [384 BC - 322 BC] for the mineral hematite (haematitis) which he described as "dried and condensed blood".
These superior grade dumortierite crystals are a medium sized tumbled stone although exact weights and sizes do vary slightly from piece to piece. For this reason we've split sizing into small and medium.
Empathic warriors are stones which have at some point in time sustained some kind of damage, usually a chip or fracture. With rocks and minerals having evolved over millions of years we do not believe in throwing them away. These pieces are available to buy at a significantly reduced price. Empathic warriors are not always available. More information can be found in our article on empathic warrior crystals.