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Most of our fluorite beads (aka flourite, fluorospar, or blue john beads) display pretty swirls of mint green, white, clear, purple and lavender. You'll also find mixed-color strands of Grade-A fluorite that include beads in purple, green, blue, and yellow fluorite. This pretty pastel gemstone fluoresces in ultraviolet light, giving these beads a fun extra dimension! Since ancient Egypt and Pompeii, fluorite has been carved into artifacts, and it also has a long history of use as flux in creating metal alloys. In modern times, fluorite has gained a medical use in treating bones, teeth, and cell structures. The mineral's energy is purported to assist spiritual growth, clear the mind, and heighten mental achievement and concentration. To care for these semiprecious beads, keep in mind that fluorite is soft and easily scratched. Keep fluorite beads away from prolonged sun exposure, and never steam or ultrasonically clean them; warm soapy water is your safest bet.