A popular mineral among gemstone collectors, fluorite has been called the "most colorful mineral in the world" due to the wide variety of colors available. Teal fluorite is known for its exquisite display of deep blue-green hues that sparkle brilliantly like no other gemstone.
Formerly called fluorspar by early miners, the modern name fluorite comes from the Latin "fluo," meaning to flow, alluding to its use in steel and aluminum processing. Fluorite is available in various hues, and its color range is affected by impurities in the stone and exposure to radiation. Named the 2013 Stone of the Year by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, fluorite has become one of the most popular stones due to its wide array of vibrant and brilliant colors. Teal fluorite displays a beautiful range of deep green and blue hues that is perfect for making elegant and stunning jewelry. Teal fluorite has become a very popular and fashionable gemstone, especially for the Asian market. This stone is thought to bring luck and prosperity to those who wear it. It is also known to have a calming effect on the body and soul. Fluorite easily earns its title of the "most colorful mineral in the world." This mineral comes in a veritable bouquet of brilliant colors, including purple, blue, green, yellow, colorless, brown, pink, black and reddish orange. Most specimens present a single color, but a significant percentage of fluorites display multiple colors, arranged in bands or zones that correspond to the shape of fluorite's crystals. The effect is similar to layered crystals, which appear to have crystals within crystals in differing colors. One crystal of fluorite can potentially display four or five different color zones or bands, creating a color-change effect. Fluorite also glows green to blue-green when heated and fluoresces under ultraviolet light.
LOCATION: Afghanistan and Belgium
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, the Blue Fluorite is found in limited locations only. The best quality comes from Afghanistan and Belgium from where we have sourced all our teal fluorites.