Color change fluorite is fluorite which exhibits a change of color under different lighting conditions; most often from blue under daylight, to purple under incandescent light. Fluorite is composed of calcium fluoride and is known for its many different colors. Some of the rarer fluorite colors prized by collectors are colorless and blue fluorite. Color change fluorite gems are typically faceted and available in a variety of shapes.
As well as some fluorite stones possessing the optical phenomenon of color change, fluorite glows when heated and fluoresces under ultraviolet light. With a hardness rating of 4 on the Mohs scale, fluorite is a soft stone that should only be used for pendants, brooches or earrings. Fluorite is a very affordable and attractive gem. The origin of the word fluorite comes from the Latin verb to flow.