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Natural Benitoite

This rare and unusual mineral is found only in the southern part of the Mount Diablo range near the San Benito-Fresno border in California. Because of it’s similarity in color it was initially thought to be sapphire. Benitoite is unique in that it crystallizes in a class of the hexagonal system which has a trigonal axis of symmetry and a plane of symmetry at right angles to it, a class known as the dihexagonal dipyramidal. It is typically found as flattened triangular shaped crystals and in association with another rare titanium mineral, neptunite – in a matrix of white naturalite.


  • There are 8 Benitoite gemstones available at Multicolour.com
  • Benitoite(s) are organized in the following categories: Single,  gemstones.
  • Our most expensive Benitoite is USD 2820.00 and largest Benitoite weight is CTS 0.94.
  • Our cheapest Benitoite is USD 73.00 and smallest Benitoite weight is CTS 0.11.

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Our Benitoite(s) are available in various shapes, sizes and colors. 8 Benitoite(s), too many to look through? You may select any combination of search options. Colors grade into each other and you can search for more than one color at once. For a better selection, try selecting two or three colors, -- your first choice plus the two closest colors.

Color range
blue
bluish violet
violetish blue





Benitoite Profile

Color information: Blue, white, colorless
Refractive Index: 1.757 – 1.804
Chemical Composition: BaTiSi3O6
Hardness: 6.5
Density: 3.65 – 3.68
Crystal Group: Hexagonal
Ocurrence: San Benito County, California
Sign of the Zodiac: N/A
Month of the year: N/A
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Benitoite Single
Benitoite Single Oval Slightly included
Size: 7.20 X 4.50 MM
Weight: 0.940 CTS
Shape: Oval
Clarity: Slightly included
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Benitoite Single
Benitoite Single Octagon Slightly to Moderately included
Size: 3.60 X 2.10 MM
Weight: 0.110 CTS
Shape: Octagon
Clarity: Slightly to Moderately included
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