Fluorite | Silver Street Jewellers


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Fluorite is the mineral form of calcium fluoride which is a type of halide mineral. Pure fluorite is translucent, both in visible and ultraviolet light, but impurities cause the fluorite to be colored and enables the stone to be broken into elegant fragments. Commercial applications of fluorite include usage as a flux for smelting and in the manufacture of some glass and enamel goods. Fluorite is a source of fluoride for hydrofluoric acid processing. Translucent fluorite lenses are lower in dispersion than glass lenses, resulting in lower distortion, making them useful in microscopes and telescopes.





Fluorite is generally derived from the Latin word fluere, which means to flow. The mineral has been used as a flux which decreases the viscosity of impurities in iron smelting slags.   Fluorescence is a prominent occurrence in fluorites from certain locations, resulting from the existence of certain impurities in the crystals. Fluorite gives its name to the element fluorine. Because of its unusual color scheme, it was claimed that Fluorite contained rainbows. Fluorite was used for ornate vessel sculptures for over three centuries in China. Prehistoric Egyptians used Fluorite to carve scarabs and sculptures of deities. The Romans used Fluorite for decorations.



Healing properties


Fluorite cleans and purifies the areas of the body that are in a state of disrepair.  Fluorite promotes the regeneration of the skin and induces the regeneration of the respiratory tract and lungs. Fluorite aids in the protection of teeth and bones.   Fluorite aids in preserving brain function, strengthening comprehension, memory and attention.   Fluorite is a perfect partner to support you with your workout routine goals and to achieve power and stamina. Use this stone to encourage discipline and life balance.

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