As gem enthusiasts and jewelry designers, we have always been mesmerized by the fabulously multicolored beauty of fluorite. This mineral, also known as fluorspar, comes in a wide range of colors including purple, green, blue, yellow, and even clear. It is known for its unique crystal structure and natural fluorescence, making it a unique and fascinating choice for any piece of jewelry. At YURGA Jewelry, we love using fluorite in our handcrafted gold jewelry designs because it adds a touch of natural beauty and color to each piece.
One of the most interesting things about fluorite is its color variations. The color of fluorite can be caused by the presence of impurities such as yttrium, cerium and other elements within the crystal structure. This makes each fluorite specimen unique, and it’s not uncommon to find different colors within the same crystal, making fluorite a perfect option for those who want to add a touch of color to their jewelry collection.
Colors of Fluorite
Fluorite is a mineral that is known for its brilliant colors, but did you know that it has some unique properties that make it stand out from other gemstones? Here are some interesting facts about Fluorite that you may not have known:
Fluorite Glows Under UV Light – Fluorite glows under ultraviolet light, this glow is called fluorescence, and the term was named after the property noted in the mineral. Most Fluorite will glow blue under UV light, but some can glow with different colors due to different impurities causing the fluorescence.
Pure Fluorite is Colorless – Fluorite is actually a colorless, clear mineral when it lacks impurities. The majority of collected specimens seem to be purple, or purple and green, but they’re actually not quite the pure mineral. Instead, they’re colored by different impurities that cause the stone to absorb and reflect different spectrums of light.
Some Fluorite Changes Colors in Different Light – Some gemstones will change color depending on the lighting, and Fluorite is one of them. Color-changing fluorite is available, and it’s often cut into facets. They’re still too soft for most jewelry, they have the curious property of appearing blue or purple depending on the lighting that’s hitting them at that moment.
Fluorite is an Important Industrial Mineral – In addition to being an excellent lapidary material and its use in jewelry, the majority of fluorite is actually used as an industrial mineral. It’s very important for both steel and aluminum production, where the mineral is ground up and used as a flux. It’s also used as a flux in other materials that need protection from oxidation, including glass and enamel.
Fluorite is also believed to have healing properties, it’s said to promote spiritual and emotional well-being, and it’s also believed to help with decision making and enhances creativity.
At YURGA Jewelry, we love the way fluorite looks when paired with gold. The warm tones of gold complement the cool hues of fluorite, creating a beautiful contrast that is both elegant and eye-catching. Whether it’s a statement ring, a pair of earrings, or a delicate necklace, fluorite adds a touch of natural beauty and color to any piece of handcrafted gold jewelry.
As gem hunters and jewelry designers, we highly recommend Fluorite for its uniqueness, beauty and the meaning it holds. In conclusion, fluorite is a gemstone that has something to offer for everyone. Its rainbow of colors, unique crystal structure, and natural fluorescence make it a fascinating gemstone to collect and treasure. Its versatility and elegance make it a perfect choice for handcrafted gold jewelry, and at YURGA Jewelry, we are proud to offer a wide range of fluorite-adorned jewelry pieces that are sure to delight and inspire.