Belle Rustique

hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon

Fluorite Designer Pendant


Fluorite comes in a variety of colors, purple being the favorite. This designer cut cabochon shows a deep amethyst purple color in the lower third of the stone with a translucent honey-white at the top. I've border-wrapped the stone in 22 gauge sterling wire and added a swirls and claws topper. Enjoy.

Treat someone special to this one-of-a-kind gift or buy it for yourself.

The pendant measures 1 7/8" from top of bail and is 7/8" wide.

Note: Fluorite, also called fluorspar, is a mineral composed of calcium fluoride, CaF2. It is an isometric mineral with a cubic habit, though octahedral and more complex isometric forms are not uncommon. It is a widely occurring mineral which is found in large deposits in many areas with notable deposits occurring in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, Norway, Mexico, and Ontario, Canada. Large deposits also occur in Kenya in the Kerio Valley area within the Great Rift Valley. In the United States, deposits are found in Missouri, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kentucky, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Ohio, New Hampshire, New York, Alaska and Texas.

Flourite has been the state mineral of Illinois since 1965. At that time, Illinois was the largest producer of fluorite in the United States; however, the last Illinois mine closed in 1995.

Many samples of fluorite fluoresce under ultra-violet light, a property that takes its name from fluorite. It comes in a wide variety of colors which are truly wonderful. The rich purple color is by far fluorite's most famous and popular color. It easily competes with the beautiful purple of amethyst. Often specimens of fluorite and amethyst with similar shades of purple are used in mineral identification classes to illustrate the folly of using color as the sole means to identify minerals.

The blue, green and yellow varieties of fluorite are also deeply colored, popular and attractive. The colorless variety is not as well received as the colored varieties, but their rarity still makes them sought after by collectors.

Enjoy this unique piece of hand-crafted jewelry.

fluorite designer cab

P825 - $50

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Last updated 17 August 2013

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