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The name Fluorite is derived from Latin, “fluere” means “to flow” in reference to its low melting point.
Formerly called Fluorspar, it exists in a wide range of colors and frequently has more than one color in a single specimen, most often in shades of green to purple and yellow to golden brown.
Multiple colors are often found in one specimen, making it a very interesting stone. Fluorite comes in a range of colors like purple, blue green, yellow, colorless, brown, pink, black and reddish orange. Multiple colors are often found in one specimen, making it very interesting stone.
Since it is a soft and brittle, it is difficult to facet, and can easily damaged. But that doesn’t stop jewelers from making wonderful pieces from it, like cabochon, cushion, mixed and other cuts. Even cameos, carvings, and statues, are fashioned from Fluorite.
Fluorite can found in hot spring deposits, lead and silver veins.
Fluorite is a commodity to the world gems and the world of industry. Fluorite sometimes replaces glass lenses altogether in high performance cameras and telescopes.
Though it also occurs in shades of pink and blue. A purple and yellow-banded variety called Blue John occurs in England.
In the 18th century, fluorite was powdered in water to relieve the symptoms of kidney disease. It is said could strengthens teeth and bones. Beneficial for blood vessels and spleen. To be useful in opening and healing of the spirit and aiding learning, concentration, meditation.
Since Fluorite cleaves when struck, forming distinct four-sided pyramids, it has long been associated with psychism. It is most commonly associated with "psychic protection" and fostering the intellect.
Fluorite is said to give the spirit safe journey on astral projections and forays into the spirit world. Natural Healers associate Fluorite with concentration as it is supposed to bring balance to mental-emotional energies and reduce "chaos" and misguided energies.
Green Fluorite is said as hormone balance. Green Fluorite has been helpful with hormonal changes such as PMS and menopause.
Fluorite comes in range of colors like, purple, blue, green, yellow, colorless, brown, pink, black, and reddish orange. (Sources: Google.com; Gemslover.com /www.rossatelier.com)
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