With its upbeat citrus palette, the canary yellow fluorite gemstone reveals an array of happy colors fitting for both spring and fall fashion.
Formerly called fluorspar by early miners, the modern name fluorite comes from the Latin "fluo," meaning to flow. Fluorite is available in various hues, and its color range is affected by impurities in the stone and exposure to radiation. Fluorite glows when heated or under ultraviolet light. The phenomenon of fluorescence was named after fluorite in 1852 because of this gemstone's ability to fluoresce. The element fluorine is also named for fluorite, a major source for the element.
Many countries are rich in fluorite, including Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. However, we buy our canary yellow fluorites from China, which produces some of the best quality stones in the world.