Beautiful, banded fluorite butterflies resting atop a tourmaline in quartz specimen affixed to a black acrylic base.
Butterflies are removable. A Peter Muller production, hand carved in Brazil.
Dimensions: 5 x 3.6 x 3.3″
Weight: 1.1 Lbs
Fluorite (calcium fluoride) forms almost always in cubes, less commonly as octahedrons, occasionally as globular masses. Its four perfect cleavage planes make cleaving of octahedrons possible. It is primarily used for the fluoridation of water and for toothpaste. Fluorite crystals can glow under ultraviolet rays, hence the word fluorescence. It forms in a great variety of colors—blue, violet, yellow, green, and rarely, pink. Recent discoveries in China of unusually large specimens have enabled artisans to create a variety of carvings that emphasize the inherent beauty of the deep purple, blue, and green banding. Nicknamed “the Genius Stone,” it is associated with the advancement of the mind, concentration, and comprehension.