A guide for the history, meaning, metaphysical uses, purposes, crystal healing, and properties of the fluorescent fluorite.
Fluorite, not flourite, is a positively stunning stone, isn't it? But for how popular it is, there are still things that many people don't know about it. For example, did you know that the phenomena of fluorescence is named after fluorite? Let's get into it!
Fluorite-escence | History & Scientific Information
Fluorescence is a pretty common phenomena these days, and many people are aware of the concept. For those who don't know, here is the basic idea from another blog of ours:
"Light strikes the mineral and causes certain electrons to get excited, causing a brief elevation in orbit. When the electron's orbit changes again, light is released, causing the fluorescent display."
So, why does the fluorite crystal, well, fluoresce? What makes it have this kind of property? Typically, it is due to mineral impurities or inclusions. This means that if you have a high-grade piece of fluorite, it may not fluoresce as much as a low-grade one.
Outside of this, historically speaking, fluorite has seen popularity more in recent times than it has in the past. Collectors do love a beautiful piece of rainbow fluorite, though.
There are some discussions and objects made throughout the ancient and medieval period, supposedly, but it wasn't until the 18th-21st century where the fluorite crystal really began to shine.
Important Note: Since many stones fluoresce with short wave UV light, one must be careful, since it can be dangerous. Without proper care and research, someone using short wave UV light may hurt themself. Thus, we do not recommend that the average reader to use short wave UV light.
Where is Fluorite Found? Fluorite can be found in the United States, in the United Kingdom, other parts of Europe, and in East Asia.
What is Fluorite Used for? Fluorite is commonly used in jewelry and for carvings. It is especially loved because it can come in a variety of colors, and green fluorite and pink fluorite are commonly used.
How do you pronounce Fluorite? /flʊər-aɪt/ (floor-ite), (less common) /flor-aɪte/ (flo-rite).
Common misspellings: Florite, Flurite, Flourite.
Fluorite Hardness: 4.
Fluorite Luster: Viterous
What is fluorite used for, at least in a metaphysical context? Metaphysically and spiritually, the fluorite crystal is said to be a powerful stone that can work with supernatural DNA. Some claim it can absorb negative energy from three bodies. Thus, it is said to be a:
- Stone of Cleansing
- Stone of the Universe
- Stone of Harmony
- Stone of Balance
If you are interested in healing stones, then you may find these metaphysical properties of fluorite to be useful in your spiritual journey. But remember that these metaphysical properties are not verified by scientific evidence.
Fluorite is a pretty and wonderful stone probably best well-known for its fluorescent property, typically caused by impurities or inclusions in the stone. Fluorite is also well-established in the metaphysical community and the crystal collector community for its supposed spiritual value and beauty.