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Color-Change Fluorite

Fluorite is one of the most popular minerals in the world especially amongst gemstone collectors who admire its variety of brilliant colors which can range from purple, green, yellow and blue to pink, orange and brown. There are even some colorless and black versions.

Very rarely, Fluorite can be found in examples that will have a marked change in color when moved from one lighting source to another - Color Change Fluorite.

Color Change Diaspore Colors

Although regular Fluorite can feature just about all the colors of the rainbow, Color Change Fluorite tends to look blue in daylight and shifts to purple under incandescent light. The blue color can feature greenish tones while the purple color can be more pink or rose colored on occasions.

It is the crystal structure and the chemical make-up of fluorite that create the color change phenomenon. When light hits an object it contains all the colors of the rainbow and depending on the molecular composition some colors will bounce back and others will be absorbed. The color that bounces back is the one that we see.

The source of light will also alter the color. Daylight contains more waves of blue color than artificial light so while the atomic structure and presence of certain mineral impurities make Color Change Fluorite look blue in normal daylight, it changes to purple because of the increased number of red waves in the incandescent light.

Read more about gemstones colors here

Color Change Fluorite Species

Color Change Fluorite is a mineral form of calcium fluoride (CaF2) and has many industrial uses but when it shows the right combination of clarity, color and size it can make a very interesting gemstone or collector's piece.

What are the spiritual benefits of Color Change Fluorite?

Fluorite has gained the nickname, 'The Genius Stone' because of its ability to boost our mental abilities.

Its other virtues include:

  • Focus and Concentration
  • Enhances Willpower
  • Brings Self-Love
  • Clears Negative Energy

See our detailed article on gemstone meaning and uses

Color Change Fluorite and the Chakras

With its blue and purple color combination Color Change Fluorite can help with two Chakras - the Throat Chakra which deals with communication and fear of public speaking and the Third Eye Chakra which covers aspects of life such as intuition and focus.

Find more details on Chakra gemstones here

Color Change Fluorite Price

Color change gemstones are a rare phenomenon and occur in just a handful of gemstones - alexandrite, sapphire, diaspore, garnet, for example. Despite the scarcity of blue in color change gemstones, Color Change Fluorite is probably the least expensive of all - certainly at a per carat rate.

Color Change Fluorite with bright blue and purple colors, excellent clarity, attractive cuts and shapes and a distinct color shift will range from $20 to $40 per carat even for large carat sizes well above 10 carats in weight.

Color Change Fluorite Treatments

Color Change Fluorite is not enhanced by any artificial treatments that we are aware of.

Any enhancing treatments our Color Change Fluorite gemstones receive will be fully disclosed on our product pages.

Color Change Fluorite History

The mineral fluorite has been known to man for thousands of years although not necessarily as a gemstone. It was originally used as a flux that was added to ores when extracting metals. In fact the name fluorite comes from the Latin 'fluere' which means flow in reference to the way metal could flow nicely when melted with fluorite added to the ore in the smelter.

The word fluorescent (as in the bright tubes) got its name from fluorite as gemstones from certain locations can flash with a brilliant blue light.

Early scientists who tried to isolate pure fluorite discovered how volatile this element can be and many were injured or killed when experimenting with it. Ferdinand Moissan, (after whom the Moissanite gemstone is named), finally succeeded in releasing pure fluorine (the gas form of fluorite) in 1886 and was rewarded with poisoned lungs!

Fluorite gemstones are completely safe.

Where is Color Change Fluorite found?

While regular fluorite is found throughout the world, excellent quality Color Change Fluorite is a bit harder to find with Brazil being the best source at the moment.

What jewelry is Color Change Fluorite suitable for?

Color Change Fluorite is rated at 4 on Mohs hardness scale which makes it relatively soft for use in jewelry. Items such as pendants and earrings can feature Color Change Fluorite as they are less like to be knocked or bumped during wear but rings should have protective settings and only worn occasionally.

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