All About Fluorite - Alien Eye, Blue John & Rare Specimens!
This week's gemstone unboxing video will show off fabulous rough and faceted fluorite specimens. Watch as gemologists Rebecca and Rob show off fluorites' facts and properties.
Often seen in rock and gemstone shows, fluorite is an increasingly popular gemstone due to all the different colors and unique crystal structures, especially recently in large specimens. Fluorescent's name is derived from fluorite. Fluorite comes in every color of the rainbow along with colorless; its color is derived often from yttrium, cerium, and other chemical elements.
China is the largest producer and miner of fluorite. This gem also has perfect cleavage in four directions. We have multiple extraordinary fluorite specimens, including Blue John from England, fluorite from Nambia, and much more. We also have three specimens from the United States, including a colorless fluorite from Tennessee! Rob and Rebecca also use a flashlight to find the two different temperatures of color. We also will unbox a rare electric green "alien eye" fluorite; watch to find out what it's named after.