Fluorites are considered minerals by some. Others say fluorite is a calcium fluoride crystal with a hardness of 4.
Of course, we think of them as stones without getting so specific.
Fluorite lent its name to the property of fluorescence, the display of vivid glowing colors in ultraviolet light.
Today, some people believe stones like fluorite have qualities that help us. Before I believe what I read or am told about a stone or crystal however, I like to hold them to see how they feel to me. Some make me antsy, while others seem peaceful and calming.
Fluorite is said to help people think clearly, and some stone lovers believe that yellow fluorite can make you smarter.
One Crystal Energy Therapist suggests that green fluorite can help with asthma. Since I don’t have asthma, I can’t say that this report is true, but if you try it and find it helps with your asthma, I’d love to hear from you.
Blue John or Derbyshire spar is one of the most famous Fluorite varieties and has been used since Roman times in making vases and other ornamental objects. Fluorite was mined in the county of Derbyshire, England, and typically exhibited a banded pattern of blue, violet, and purple.
Fluorite is associated with the zodiac signs of Capricorn and Pisces and with the month of February as a birthstone. It is the state mineral of Illinois in the United States.
Fluorites come in an amazing array of colors. The purple ones are sometimes confused with Amethyst.
While stones are great to hold and look at, if you want, you can wear fluorite as a necklace or pendant. Some come in solid colors while others may look striped or rainbow-like.
featured fluorite pendants that I sell in my aplace4us – Things We Love store online. Click on either one of the photos to find out more.
Uses of fluorite:
- Ornamental or decorative
- As flux in the manufacture of steel
- To make opalescent glass
- As enamels for cooking utensils
- As hydrofluoric acid
- As elements in place of glass in some high performance telescopes and camera lenses