Color Change Fluorite
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. We source our 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.
- Birthstone for February.
- Official gemstone of Illinois.