What is Fluorite?
Fluorite (also called fluorspar) is a halide mineral composed of calcium fluoride (CaF2). Fluorite has a wide range of colors including yellow, blue, pink purple and green. It is an isometric mineral with a cubic habit, but octahedral and more complex isometric forms are not uncommon. The natural fluorite crystal beads I recently purchased were of the octahedral form.
History of Fluorite
Fluorite derives from the Latin noun fluo, meaning a stream or flow of water. In verb form this was fluor or fluere, meaning to flow.
In 1852 fluorite gave its name to the phenomenon of fluorescence – due to certain impurities in the crystals found in certain locations, many samples of fluorite exhibit fluorescence under ultraviolet light.
Fluorite Gemstone Meaning
The ancient Egyptians used flourite to carve statues and scarabs, the Chinese have used it in carvings for over 300 years. In the 18th century, fluorite was powdered in water to relieve the symptoms of kidney disease.
Fluorite is said to help with absorbing new ideas and bringing order to chaos.
Fluorite is said to absorb and neutralize negative vibrations. It is believed to be effective against computer and electromagnetic emanations (says she, sitting in front of her computer for 8 hours a day!) It is also known as the “Genius Stone” by helping us increase our concentration and make decisions.
Healing properties of Fluorite
Fluorite can be used as a meditation stone to help energize the body and raise the power of concentration.
Healers use it to help with ulcers as well as the respiratory tract by stimulating cell regeneration in these areas. It fortifies bones, improves arthritic or other joint ailments.
It is reputed to be a powerful healer and is believed to be good at fending off colds and flu, reducing the pain of arthritis and reducing the discomfort of shingles and other nerve related pain.
The Finished Fluorite Jewellery Piece – Green Fluorite Crystal Necklace
Pictured above is how I used my “octahedral” raw fluorite crystals. I favoured a simple design, just using square bead caps to complement the cubic crystals and pretty iridescent grey freshwater pearls to act as highlights between the crystals. I find this necklace very calming and soothing…..
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