6mm Matte Fluorite Banded Round Gemstone Beads by Dakota Stones
Sold by the strand.
6mm Matte Fluorite Banded Round Gemstone Beads by Dakota Stones. Fluorite is a colorful mineral, both in visible and ultraviolet light, and the stone has ornamental and lapidary uses. Industrially, fluorite is used as a flux for smelting, and in the production of certain glasses and enamels. The purest grades of fluorite are a source of fluoride for hydrofluoric acid manufacture, which is the intermediate source of most fluorine-containing fine chemicals. Optically clear transparent fluorite lenses have low dispersion, so lenses made from it exhibit less chromatic aberration, making them valuable in microscopes and telescopes. Fluorite optics are also usable in the far-ultraviolet range where conventional glasses are too absorbent for use. Origin: China. Sold on 8" strands. Approximately 34 beads per strand.