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When you require rare gemstones, then Unique Jewellers sell luxury fashion gemstone beads for jewellery making in high quality. Our website provides semi-precious stones at a very low price. These gemstones, fluorite is one of them.
Original Fluorite Gemstone Beads
Fluorite is the category of B-Grade semi-precious gemstone beads. Fluorite belongs to the halide mineral family. This is also known as “fluorspar”. Fluorite comes in different colours: purple, green, blue, blue-green, yellow to orange, brown, white, pink, red, brownish red, pinkish red, black & brownish-black. The most popular colour of fluorite is purple & deep purple. A purple-blue & white banded variety of fluorite known as ‘blue john’.
Fluorite has octahedral cleavage, which means that it makes a perfect octahedron & diamond shape when cleaved. The refractive index range of this gemstone is from 1.432 to 1.434. It shows isometric, massive & granular crystallography. It also shows a cubic crystal system.
History of Fluorite Beads
Fluorite was first described in 1530 & was originally referred to as ‘fluorspar’. Fluorspar is primarily used in the industries & chemical form of fluorite. In the chemical ion of fluoride, fluorine is an essential element. The word fluorescence is derived from “fluorite”. Fluorites are slightly soluble in water. Fluorite comes in different sources: Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Russia, Spain, Switzerland & the USA.
Fluorite makes a beautiful gemstone. It can be multi-coloured with contrasting colours within the same gemstone. Multi-coloured Fluorite gemstone show banding patterns. It can’t be used as a mainstream gemstone. Fluorite is not commonly used as jewellery & is cut mostly for collectors. Small varicoloured beads of fluorite are sometimes strung for use as a bracelet. Banded & multi-coloured fluorites are sometimes cut & polished as cabochons.