The word fluorite is derived from the Latin verb fluere, meaning to flow. Many crystal experts love the crystal healing benefits of fluorite and the healing energy it provides. Pure fluorite is transparent, both in visible and ultraviolet light, but impurities usually make it a colorful mineral and the stone has ornamental and lapidary uses. Industrially, fluorite is used as a flux for smelting, and in the production of certain glasses and enamels.
With beauty that stuns and benefits that impresses, fluorite is one of the most demanded stones in the world. It is such an extraordinary creation of nature. Formerly the crystal was known as Fluorspar.
It is believed that Fluorite Gemstone absorbs and neutralizes negative energy and stress. Fluorite is basically composed of calcium fluoride. It is a member of the Halide family and is often transparent to translucent with a vitreous luster. Fluorite gemstone has a wide range of colors, which depends on impurities, exposure to radiation, and the size of the color centers. Color distribution is often zonal or spotty.
Fluorite can be used in jewelry, cut into beads. But it is not widely used as a semiprecious stone because of its low hardness. Since it is not a very hard gemstone so it is not ideal for all types of jewelry. They are best suited for earrings, pendants and brooches, which are in safer locations.
As they occur in a wide range of attractive colors and can be extremely bright, these gems are also renowned for their fluorescence.