What is Benitoite? Origin, Price, and Benefits

Have you ever heard of Benitoite, one of the rarest stones in the world? If you’ve never heard about this stone or if you’ve heard of it but still don’t know it, keep reading and we’ll tell you all about this stone below.

What is Benitoite?

Benitoite is a semi-precious stone and is also a rare stone. It is much harder to find than a diamond, for example.

This rarity of the stone is because it is not found everywhere in the world.

It has a blue color and is crystalline, that is, it is semi-transparent. When the sun’s rays hit the stone it changes color depending on the angle the person looks at it. This color change is usually crystalline white as well.

This stone is used both for jewelry, such as necklaces, earrings, and rings and for the mystical power present in it.

Benitoite is classified as a silicate having the chemical formula Ba Ti Si 3 O 9. It has a density of 3.68 g/cm3 and its strength is classified as Mohs of 6 – 6.5.

To have a base, the solidity scale goes from 1 to 10. For comparison purposes, Diamond hits the maximum possible of this scale.

The density of diamond is 3.5 g/cm3, that is, 3.5 grams per cubic centimeter.

Still, for comparison, the emerald has a solidity of 7.5/8 of the Mohs Scale and a density of 2.8 g/cm3.

In the composition of Benitoíte, it is possible to find Bario and Titanium.

Origin of Benitoite

Benitoite takes its name because it was discovered in California, United States. Its name derives from San Benito County, a city in California where its largest deposit is located.

It was found and classified for the first time in 1985 and despite its rarity, it was not considered a precious stone, being classified as a semi-precious stone.

Benitoite price

The values ​​vary a lot and even though it is ‘only’ a semiprecious stone, very high values ​​can be found for it.

When cut to become a jewel, prices range from $4,000 to $6,000 per carat.

Now in its raw form, it is found for much more modest values.

But it is important to be careful. Because it is a very sought-after stone for its mystical powers, many people sell similar stones on the internet.

That’s why it’s important that you look for websites or stores that specialize in stones so you don’t buy ‘cat in a poke’.

After all, besides you being deceived, the stone you will acquire will not bring the effects you are looking for.


When sought in its raw state, Benitoite usually comes together with Natrolite, a white-colored stone.

Benitoite has several benefits for physical, mental, and spiritual health. Among them we can mention:

  1. Stimulates wisdom and clarity in thoughts;
  2. Strengthens astral travel;
  3. Improves concentration;
  4. Strengthens romantic relationships;
  5. Purifies mind and spirit;
  6. Balances physical health.

Below we will talk about each of these benefits.

1. Stimulates wisdom and clarity in thoughts

If you are looking for a way to acquire wisdom/knowledge, for example, to perform your work in a better way or even to learn some teaching faster, Benitoite is a good choice.

In addition to optimizing and facilitating your search for learning, knowledge, and wisdom, it also offers clarity in thoughts.

We often find problems to develop some tasks because we are not able to think clearly about that subject. This stone removes all the ‘cloud’ from your thoughts offering greater clarity.

2. Strengthens astral travel

If you are adept at meditation and astral travel, this stone also has benefits for you.

She is able to strengthen your bond in travel or astral projection, allowing you to see the ‘other side’ more clearly and also stay longer in that projection.

3. Improves concentration

Currently, with social networks and the rush of everyday life, it has become difficult to maintain concentration to perform tasks, whether simple or complex.

This stone makes you improve your concentration, taking away from you that desire or lack of control to seek other unnecessary activities for that moment.

Focus and concentration are essential for you to evolve in whatever you are doing. Lack of concentration, on the other hand, can mainly harm your future.

4. Strengthens romantic relationships

This stone also brings clarity to the loving side of life. Problems such as jealousy or insecurities are minimized or eradicated with the daily use of this stone.

These effects occur gradually.

She is also suitable for relationships that are not going very well due to various problems but where there is a desire on both sides to make the relationship ‘right’.

5. Purifies mind and spirit

As stated in the topics above, Benitoite brings clarity to thoughts. But that’s not just the way she works in her body.

It also cleanses your mind of bad or negative thoughts that you hold against yourself or other people (without even realizing it).

Negative thoughts take away the possibility of good things happening in life.

This stone also makes a person more tolerant of life’s ‘differences’.

But often these negative thoughts are related to some negativity or impurity of the soul itself. A stain that may have been ‘impregnated’ in your soul even by another person.

Benitoite purifies both your mind and your spirit.

6. Balances physical health

We said above that this stone brings benefits to both the mind and the spirit and body.

We have already spoken on the previous topics of mind and spirit. Now let’s talk about the body.

The stone balances your physical health, making your life much better.

For this to happen, the ideal thing is for you to carry the stone in your body close to the region where you have a health problem.

For example, if you have kidney problems (such as kidney malfunction or kidney stones) carry the stone in your pants pocket or purse.

The closer she gets to the affected spot, the better it will be for her physical health.

Final considerations

Benitoite in its raw state should be kept in the environment of the house where you usually stay.

If you spend a good part of your day at work, the suggestion is to leave it on your desk. If this is not possible, use it like a jewel.

It is also important that she stay in a place that has sunlight, to stay energized.

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