Color Change Fluorite is a striking gemstone that offers vivid shades of blue, turquoise or blue-lavender. If viewed under bright natural light, this gem appears an intense blue or blue-green and has been called one of the most colorful minerals in the world.
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. Fluorite has a glassy luster and should be without inclusions.
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, blue fluorite is one of the more rare varieties. We source our blue fluorite from China, which produces some of the best quality stones in the world.