As much as we love using rainbow fluorite in our collection, we're always slightly wary because colours in some stones can look quite dark. Once illuminated a dramatic transformation takes place.
Our first photograph was taken with a light behind the stone. The second was taken with just one light shining down from above.
Another characteristic worth noting is fluorite is soft and fragile. This makes cutting and polishing the stone quite difficult. For this reason stones can often have minor nicks, fractures or indentations.
This stone has two minor fractures towards the top which can just about be felt. Neither runs deep but nonetheless, we have decided to offer this piece at a reduced price.
In crystal healing the term empathic warrior is used to describe crystals that have suffered damage in some way. Judy Hall author of the crystal bible says the energy of these stones will often be enhanced because of the trauma they have endured.
As rainbow fluorite pendants go, the transformation that can be seen in this stone once it's illuminated is pretty impressive.