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The name "Vesuvianite" is from the original locality at Mt.Vesuvius, Italy. Vesuvianite, also known as Idocrase, is a fascinating mineral found originally on the volcano, Mt Vesuvius, hence one of the names.Vesuvianite forms as a result of contact metamorphism on impure limestones and is usually found with other exotic minerals. Vesuvianite is composed of calcium, magnesium and aluminum silicate, often with some beryllium and fluorine.


Promotes patriotism and loyalty to mankind. Aids in assimilation of nutrients from intake of food. Used to dispel anger, to banish depression, and to allay fear.

Physical Properties:


Vesuvianite Birthstone

brown, yellow, blue, purple, green
6.0 - 7.0
Specific Gravity
3.3 - 3.5
Refractive Index

Sign of Vesuvianite:Sagittarius

Ideas Excellent in jewelry and carvings. Helps to clear negative thought patterns from the mental, emotional, and physical bodies.


Vesuvianite (Idocrase), was originally found on the volcano, Mt Vesuvius, hence the name "Vesuvianite".

Since the early 1900's the gemstone has been used cut into cabochons and set in finished jewelry.


Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Canada, and New Jersey, Arkansas, California/U.S.A.