Fluorite

The properties of fluorite are some of the most complex in the gemstone world, and many of them are still a bit of a mystery. It's a common stone and available in all continents and subsequently its colours cover the full spectrum. 

Fluorite has the special quality of fluorescence, or changes colour under UV light. In fact the word fluorescence derives from the name of the gemstone. The light emitted from the gemstone under UV light is usually a blue colour. But other colors do also occur. For some specimens of fluorite it is possible for the colour to change when moved from bright sunlight into shade. The fluorescence may be caused by trace amounts of the rare earth elements yttrium and ytterbium, or volatile hydrocarbons. The blue fluorescence is certainly attributed to the presence of the rare earth metal europium in the crystal lattice formation of fluorite.


Fluorite is a common gemstone because it is often found with minerals such as silver, tin and lead. Thus miners have been taking it home for thousands of years. Fluorite takes its name from the Latin word fluere, which means "to flow". This is due to the minerals low melting temperature. It's an important mineral for industry. It is the primary source for fluorine gas and hydrofluoric acid used to make steel, enamel and glassware.

There are many metaphysical properties assigned to this gemstone. But my favorite is the one that propagates empathy and understanding in relationships. Not just romantic relations, but family and group relations in general. 

For the jewellers out there, if you can put a collection together with a UV light in one of the cabinets, it will make for a truly unusual and eye catching display. Fluorite worn to nightclub and raves will certainly attract attention under their UV lights.


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Fluorite 11x9mm Oval Gemstone Cabochon

Fluorite 11x9mm Oval Gemstone Cabochon

Ref:4267 Fluorite  11x9mm Oval Gemstone Cabochon  4mm profile  4ct/0.8gm  F..

£4.00

Fluorite 35x10mm Rectangular Gemstone Cabochon

Fluorite 35x10mm Rectangular Gemstone Cabochon

Ref 0094 Fluorite  35x10mm Rectangular Gemstone Cabochon  5mm profile  29ct/5.8gm&nbs..

£6.00

Fluorite 39x20mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon

Fluorite 39x20mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon

Ref:25716 Fluorite  39x20mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon  10mm profile  73.5 ct/..

£30.95

Fluorite 3mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Fluorite 3mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Ref:0780 Fluorite  3mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair  1.5mm profile  1ct/0.2gm &n..

£1.75

Fluorite 5mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Fluorite 5mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Ref:2295 Fluorite  5mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair  2.5mm profile  1.5ct/0.3gm ..

£2.50

Fluorite 15mm Square Cabochon

Fluorite 15mm Square Cabochon

Fluorite 15mm Square Loose Gemstone Cabochon 5.5 mm profile, approx.15.85 ct/ 3.17 g, appr..

£3.45

Fluorite 20mm Round Cabochon

Fluorite 20mm Round Cabochon

Fluorite 20mm Round Loose Gemstone Cabochon 5.5 mm profile, approx.21.40 ct/ 4.28 g, appro..

£4.65

Fluorite 30x10mm Drop Cut Cabochon

Fluorite 30x10mm Drop Cut Cabochon

Fluorite 30x10mm Drop Cut Loose Gemstone Cabochon 5.5 mm profile, approx.1.56 ct/ 3.12 g, ..

£3.40

Fluorite 30x10mm Marquise Cut Cabochon

Fluorite 30x10mm Marquise Cut Cabochon

Fluorite 30x10mm Marquise Cut Loose Gemstone Cabochon 5.5 mm profile, approx.15.00 ct/ 3.0..

£3.25

Fluorite 30x15mm Oval Cabochon

Fluorite 30x15mm Oval Cabochon

Fluorite 30x15mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon 5.5 mm profile, approx.26.25 ct/ 5.25 g, app..

£5.70

Gem Pack: Fluorite, Sugilite and Emerald

Gem Pack: Fluorite, Sugilite and Emerald

Gem Pack Ref:47603  The list price for these gems totals £11.75Pack price £9.99 ..

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