Fluorite, also called fluorspar, comes in a variety of colors including shades of purple and lavender, clear and green banded as well as yellow, green, blue-green, white and rainbow. Its name comes from the Latin word "fleure" which means "to flux," which in turn means, "flowing out" or "continuous change."
Fluorite Metaphysical Properties
Fluorite is aligned with the astrological signs of Pisces and Capricorn. It is believed to cleanse and purify the body and stabilize energy, increasing the ability to concentrate and helping one to understand and maintain relationships. It is said to promote impartiality for unbiased reasoning. It is called a stone of discernment and aptitude, making it an excellent learning aid. Fluorite is thought to heal arthritis and headaches.
Fluorite Geological Properties
Fluorite crystalizes in many forms, including masses, grains, columns and cubes. Deposits have been found in Germany, Argentina Brazil, Burma (Myanmar), England, France, Norway, China, Namibia, Austria, Switzerland, Peru, Mexico and the state of Illinois in the United States.
Purple, violet, clear and green banded
Proper Care of Fluorite
To clean fluorite, use warm water and a mild soap. Wash the surface with a soft cloth and remove any soap residue. Do not use harsh chemicals because they present a high risk of damaging the surface. Since fluorite is a colored mineral, the use of sonic cleaners or steamers should be avoided. Fluorite can easily be scratched with a knife or other sharp objects, so fluorite jewelry should be stored separately from any other jewelry items that can easily scratch it.
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Designing with Fluorite
Fluorite adds a refreshing touch wherever it appears. Whether you wear the translucent lavender or the medley of cool rainbow colored beads, the effect is the same. Rainbow fluorite beads offer a range of colors and variety of fascinating shapes that blend with and complement solid color gemstones so beautifully. And, like nature's rainbow, each rainbow fluorite bead is unique and lovely.
**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.
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