Color Change Fluorite Gemstone
Color Change Fluorite is a striking gemstone that offers vivid shades of blue turquoise or blue-lavender. If viewed under bright natural light this gem appears an intense blue or blue-green and has been called one of the most colorful minerals in the world. Formerly called fluorspar by early miners the modern name fluorite comes from the Latin "fluo " meaning to flow. Fluorite is available in various hues and its color range is affected by impurities in the stone and exposure to radiation.
Fluorite glows when heated or under ultraviolet light. The phenomenon of fluorescence was named after fluorite in 1852 because of this gemstone's ability to fluoresce. The element fluorine is also named for fluorite a major source for the element. Fluorite has a glassy luster and should be without inclusions.
• The Ancient Romans believed fluorite had potent powers against alcohol and carved drinking mugs from the stone.
• Fluorite is thought to attract and defuse negative vibes. Known as the "Genius Stone" and "the Stone of Discernment " it is sensitive and responsive to the vibrations of other gemstones and can boost intuition.
• Certain cultures also believe that Fluorite tempers too much energy and can be used as a meditation stone in revitalizing the body and increasing focus.
• Crystal healers use Color Change Fluorite to generate peace composure and serenity.
• Fluorite is a valuable source of natural fluoride and in the 18th century it was taken as a medicine crushed into a powder and mixed with water to relieve the symptoms of kidney disease.
Many countries are rich in fluorite including Argentina Austria Canada China England France Germany Mexico Morocco Myanmar Namibia Russia Spain Switzerland and the United States. However blue fluorite is one of the more rare varieties. Shop LC sources its blue fluorite from China which produces some of the best quality stones in the world.
• Ranks 4 on the Mohs hardness scale.
• A single crystal of fluorite can possibly own four or five color groups which produces a color-change effect. Color Change Fluorite displays blue turquoise or blue-lavender transitioning to intense blue or blue-green.
• Sourced from China.
• Member of the halide family.
• Also known as fluorspar.
Fluorite is often referred to as one of the most colorful minerals in the world but the color change variety is a striking gemstone that can offer vivid shades of blue turquoise or lavender, depending on the light source. It’s color range is affected by impurities in the stone as well as exposure to radiation. Although this gem is found in many countries including Russia and Spain, Shop LC sources its rarest variety of fluorite from China, which produces some of the best quality stones in the world. Formerly called fluorspar by early miners, the modern name fluorite comes from the Latin ‘fluere’ meaning ‘to flow’. It’s color is so intense that the phenomenon of fluorescence was actually named after fluorite in 1852. Even though fluorite is abundantly available as a mineral, gem quality specifically color change material is especially rare and not often used in jewelry due to its unique qualities.