Do You Know?

Fluorite has an optical property named after it - Fluorescence. This is because most fluorite crystals glow fluorescent light when exposed to ultraviolet lights.

Care

Fluorite is a soft gemstone and should be worn with care. Avoid physical activities when wearing it. Even wiping it with a cloth can cause it to lose polish.

Transparency

Transparent - Translucent

Luster

Vitreous

Fluorite

Fluorite

Jewelry

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Locales

Argentina, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Nambia, Russia, United States and more

Hardness

4
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10

Treatment

Usually not treated

Interesting Fact

Ancient Egyptians and Chinese artisans have used large fluorite crystals for carving. One notable variety of yellow and purple fluorite, Blue John, is often used for carving bowls and goblets.

Chemical Formula

CaF2

Composition

calcium fluoride

Wearability

Low

Colours

Multicolour