Fluorite is a unique crystal, sought-after by gem enthusiasts, metaphysical practitioners, and anyone else who learns about the existence of this specimen. What makes fluorite so unique? The eerie, beautiful glow this crystal exhibits, along with its inviting hues that soothe the mind, body, and spirit with its harmonious presence. Fluorite displays intriguing inclusions, giving this crystal a dream-like quality reminiscent of fluffy clouds in the sky or a mysterious appearance that is apparent in fluorite crystals with intense color saturation.
This blog post will serve as an introduction to this amazing crystal and the many benefits it has in store for those who wish to include fluorite in their gem collection. Embrace fluorite with its many rewards it has to offer for those who appreciate the natural beauty of crystals.
Crystal Structure & Background
The English word fluorite is a derivative of the Latin word fluere, which translates into flow.
Fluorite is referred to as fluorspar and is a mineral variation of calcium fluoride (CaF2). Fluorite is a member part of the halide mineral group, forming in areas that contain felsic igneous rocks. Fluorite develops in vein deposits by hydrothermal activity (sources of hot water that reside in the earth’s crust). Fluorite’s neighboring crystals during this common formation can include quartz and calcite.
Fluorite is found in China, Mexico, Mongolia, Russia, and France, in addition to several states across the US, including Illinois, Kentucky, and Colorado.
Fluorite has an isometric cubic crystal system with a hexoctahedral structure. Fluorite forms into stunning bunches of dimensional cubes with a translucent to transparent appearance.
Fluorite rates a 4 on the Mohs scale of hardness, which makes it a softer mineral. Taking special care not to knock, drop, or damage your fluorite. This will extend its longevity.
A variety of different colors can occur in a fluorite crystal, although white/colorless, purple, and green are the most common. Sometimes fluorite may display a light multi-color banding. This variance of colors occurs because of the trace minerals, or impurities, that are present during the formation of fluorite. Blue fluorite is the rarest color, along with yellow, pink, orange, brown, and grey. These colors may vary from the lightest of hues to deep, intense saturations that are mesmerizing with their rich jewel tones. These colors are more expensive and are the perfect addition to any crystal collection.
Metaphysical Benefits of Fluorite
Fluorite is frequently sold in its raw or crystallized form, making it a great crystal for home decor due to its incredible shape and uniform structure. Display your gorgeous fluorite crystal in any room and allow its calming presence to clear the air of negative vibrations.
Fluorite is known to relieve stress and anxiety, which makes it a fantastic selection to incorporate into your metaphysical routine. Use fluorite to still the mind, aid in concentration, and allow it to steer you on the best path toward your goal. Release the body and spirit of tension and replace it with the tranquil energy of fluorite.
Fluorite is associated with the throat chakra, easing difficult communication or strife within relationships and bringing in peace and positivity. It is also associated with the heart chakra, removing painful memories and years-old, repetitive thought patterns and mental blocks. Fluorite can also increase intuition and psychic abilities, opening the third eye and awakening the soul to the bright future that lays ahead.
Interested in making jewelry with fluorite? At Tejas Beads we have an extensive fluorite beads collection with wide variety of shapes, colors, types and grades.