Stunning, banded rainbow fluorite angelfish peacefully “swimming” alongside selenite, affixed to a clear acrylic base. Fish are removable. A Peter Muller creation, hand carved in Brazil.
Dimensions (with base): 11.5″ tall x 6.5 wide x (base is 4.56″ deep)
Weight: 5 lbs
Fluorite (calcium fluoride) forms almost always in cubes, less commonly as octahedrons, and occasionally as globular masses. Its four perfect cleavage planes make cleaving of octahedrons possible. It is primarily used for the fluoridation of water 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 artists 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.
Selenite is the transparent variety of the mineral gypsum that occurs in crystals or crystalline masses. All varieties of gypsum, including selenite and alabaster, are composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO₄·2H₂O. Selenite is said to be a calming stone, instilling peace and tranquility wherever it is placed.