Natural Fluorite rough is ideal for beginners or professional cutters. Rough is ready to shape and polish or facet or make beads on lapidary equipment.
As gemstone wholesalers we at www.gemrockauctions.com offer a wide range of Gemstones, loose gemstones and other high quality products including Fluorite (calcium fluoride), historically called Fluorspar, has been used in carvings and decorative objects for hundreds of years, but the availability of faceted pieces is a relatively new development.Not readily useable in jewellery due to its softness, and perfect cleavage in four directions, it is primarily a collector\‘s gem.
One of the most famous of all gem fluorite mines, located in Castleton, Derbyshire in the UK, and now, sadly, virtually exhausted, produced the famous \“blue john\”. This banded, translucent, cream and blue-purple fluorite was extensively used throughout Europe over at least fifteen centuries to produce stunning vases, sculptures, and ornamental items. The very small production remaining today goes almost exclusively to custom jewellery.
Quite recently a deposit of colorful and durable, highly silicated, massive fluorite was discovered in Utah, and has been given a number of fanciful names: Picasso Stone & Bertandite, to name two. More properly called \“opalized fluorite\” it makes attractive cabochon gems.
It is a highly sought-after precious Gem, which for centuries has been widely used in the creation and encrustation of jewellery and everyday items.
Metaphysically speaking the benefits of these stones have been known to be such things as - Permits one to stay calm and centred in ones own spirituality while dealing with the everyday world. Aspects of ones mind are balanced with the positive and negative.
Physically it Makes for strong bones and teeth, helps to remind the body of the original DNA/RNA patterns in the formation of the skeletal structure. Emotionally it Centres ones energy and attention in the physical body. It also improves ones ability to perceive higher levels of reality. Also allows one to maintain ones ideals of health and well-being.
Its Chemical Composition number is CaF2 and its hardness ratio is 4.
Fluorite is known as the most colorful mineral in the world. Fluorite comes in colors of blue, green, yellow, purpose, black, clear or in between colors. Less common are pink, red, white, brown, black, and nearly every shade in between. Color zoning or banding is always present in fluorite and determined by radiation exposure and impurities in the colour centres of the stone.
Fluorites’ transparence to ultraviolet light enables them to be used for fluorescence microscopy. The fluorite also serves to correct optical aberrations in these lenses.
Fluorite is also used part from of glass in some high performance telescopes and camera lens elements.
The owners of www.gemrockauctions.com have their own factory and source their rocks and gemstones directly from miners or as close as possible in order to receive the right price, our factory can offer high discounts on sales we have 16 staff who cut gemstones full time and produce high quality products - we don’t cut artificial gemstones.