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Fluorite has an optical property named after it - Fluorescence. This is because most fluorite crystals glow fluorescent light when exposed to ultraviolet lights.
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.
Transparent - Translucent
Argentina, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Nambia, Russia, United States and more
Usually not treated
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.