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Stone Beads - 10mm Round - Mixed Fluorite (strand)

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Fluorite is a luminous, soft and glassy stone, sometimes referred to as "the most colorful mineral in the world." It is one of the most sought-after minerals among gem and mineral collectors, second only to Quartz. The term "fluorescent" was inspired by Fluorite, one of the first fluorescent...
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Fluorite is a luminous, soft and glassy stone, sometimes referred to as "the most colorful mineral in the world." It is one of the most sought-after minerals among gem and mineral collectors, second only to Quartz. The term "fluorescent" was inspired by Fluorite, one of the first fluorescent minerals ever studied. It is frequently fluorescent under ultraviolet light, and this phenomenon is thought to be due to impurities of yttrium or organic matter within the crystal lattice.

That notwithstanding - it is yummy shades from pale mint to emerald to eggplant to soft lilac. The stone can crack with sharp blows - we suggest not dropping them, or wearing them as bracelets if you are a hard-core typist or heavy metal musician.

10mm Approx. 20 on approx. 8 inch (20.32 cm) strand. (strand)

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Stone Beads - 10mm Round - Mixed Fluorite (strand)


Found all over the world, the name "fluorite" comes from the Latin "Fluo" - meaning "to flow." Fluorite has traditionally been used as a flux - added to other substances, i.e. steel, to make it flow better and to remove impurities.

It will also fluoresce in ultra-violet light - and is the origin of that term - fluoresce, fluorescent, etc., are named for this interesting and colourful mineral - not the other way around.

It has a hardness of 4 on the Mohs scale - which is not particularly hard.

Metaphysically - it is believed to be a stone of protection and grounding, bringing balance and is useful in meditation and absorbing negative energy.