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Strands of Parti-Color Fluorite Gemstone Beads

Fluorite is calcium fluoride, one of the simple halide minerals consisting of a metal combined with one of the common halogen elements. Fluorite is a member in the isometric crystal system and is common to hydrothermal veins and pegmatites and also occurs as cavity linings in dolomite and limestone. Fluorite is typically associated with calcite, quartz, barite, galena, sphalerite, and other ore minerals. Fluorite occurs world wide, but among the more important fluorite localities are Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Hungary, Kenya, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.

Fluorite can be so transparent and beautifully colored by trace elements that it is employed as a gemstone in spite of being a soft material (4 Mhos hardness) that is easily cleaved. Clear when free of impurities, fluorite is most commonly violet, green or yellow in color but also occurs in blue, brown, pink, red and black, sometimes with aesthetic multiple color zones and bands within the same crystal. The phenomena of fluorescence was first observed in fluorite and derives its name from it. Ancient Egyptians carved fluorite statues and scarabs, and ancient Romans fashioned decorative vases and vessels from color banded fluorite mined in England.

Fluorite is most commonly presented in jewelry as cabochons, beads and carvings and is even cut as faceted gemstones. However, fluorite's softness and fragility make it most suitable for earrings and necklace stones not subjected to the wear and abuse inevitably suffered in rings and bracelets. Due to its softness fluorite should be stored apart from other gems which will scratch it. Clean fluorite stones using warm water, mild soap and a cloth or soft brush. Do not use an ultrasonic or steam cleaner and keep fluorite out of contact with heat, acids, ammonia and other chemical or abrasive cleaners.


BeadStrand6 - Parti-color Fluorite Gemstone Beads 8mm Round - $3.65
    
Limited Stock: 11 Strands Available
BeadStrand6 - Parti-color Fluorite Gemstone Beads 8mm Round Approximate Size: 8mm diameter. Please note the image at left may be larger than life to help show the fine details.

Strand lengths are approximately 8 inches long and each strand contains approximately 26 beads.

Average strand weight approximately 21 grams.

Parti-color fluorite rounds - these are very translucent and gemmy beads.


BeadStrand7 - Parti-color Fluorite Gemstone Beads 8mm Rondelle - $3.65
    
Limited Stock: 28 Strands Available
BeadStrand7 - Parti-color Fluorite Gemstone Beads 8mm Rondelle Approximate Size: 8mm diameter x 5mm thick. Please note the image at left may be larger than life to help show the fine details.

Strand lengths are approximately 8 inches long and each strand contains approximately 39 beads.

Average strand weight approximately 24 grams.

Parti-color fluorite rondelles - these are very translucent and gemmy beads.


BeadStrand56 - Parti-color Fluorite Gemstone Beads 14mm Rice - $3.65
    
Limited Stock: 15 Strands Available
BeadStrand56 - Parti-color Fluorite Gemstone Beads 14mm Rice Approximate Size: 14mm long x 7mm diameter. Please note the image at left may be larger than life to help show the fine details.

Strand lengths are approximately 8 inches long and each strand contains approximately 15 beads.

Average strand weight approximately 18 grams.

Parti-color fluorite rice shaped beads - these are very translucent and gemmy beads.


BeadStrand70 - Parti-color Fluorite Gemstone Beads 10mm Coin - $3.65
    
Limited Stock: 9 Strands Available
BeadStrand70 - Parti-color Fluorite Gemstone Beads 10mm Coin Approximate Size: 10mm diameter x 5mm thick. Please note the image at left may be larger than life to help show the fine details.

Strand lengths are approximately 8 inches long and each strand contains approximately 20 beads.

Average strand weight approximately 18 grams.

Parti-color fluorite coins - these are very translucent and gemmy beads.


BeadStrand74 - Parti-color Fluorite Gemstone Beads 10mm Round - $9.85
    
Limited Stock: 11 Strands Available
BeadStrand74 - Parti-color Fluorite Gemstone Beads 10mm Round Approximate Size: 10mm diameter. Please note the image at left may be larger than life to help show the fine details.

Strand lengths are approximately 16 inches long and each strand contains approximately 40 beads.

Average strand weight approximately 63 grams.

Parti-color fluorite rounds - these are very translucent and gemmy beads.

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