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Fluorite - modified gem clear cubes
stock #21.1-169
Xiayang, Yongchun County, Quanzhou Prefecture
Fujian Province, China
5.1 x 4.3 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $1050
Early summer 2021

From a recent (2021) find at Xiayang, a cluster of vivid purple-blue cubes on matrix. These cubes all have the beveled edge modifications that are perfect and sharp, a textbook example. Even more clear and lustrous in person. This sits on its own at several good display angles, the first photo is what some would call the back because there is less Fluorite present though I like the contrast. No matter the angle of display the prominent crystals are fully perfect as seen though some outer crystals do have some edge roughness or contacts. All in all the condition is fine. This does show some of the color change effect from incandescent to daylight or LED lighting. This is a special feature of some Fujian Fluorites and some have called it a "tanzanite effect". The shift from purple to blue is clear, though I must say not quite as vivid as on some other pieces. An excellent example of the find and just a nice Fluorite from anyplace.

Fluorite -color change
stock #17.1-193A
Xiayang, Yongchun County, Quanzhou Prefecture
Fujian Province, China
6.3 x 3.1 x 2.2 (cabinet)
price: $480
Late Summer 2018

From this great new find, this is a superb small cabinet specimen of sharp, undamaged and very colorful Fluorite. The color shift on these Fluorites is striking, it goes from a royal blue to a deep purple depending on the light source. The crystals are wonderful modified cubes, transparent and have a fine contrast to the matrix. We examined hundreds of pieces from this find and selected just a few, there were many damaged pieces and this level of perfection was not common. The discovery of these in Fujian province was an exciting new find last year and has now already dried up.

Fluorite-
stock #17.1-202
Xiayang, Yongchun County, Quanzhou Prefecture
Fujian Province, China
3 x 2.8 x 1.7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $550
Spring update

A superb toenail sized Fluorite is very fine condition with amazing color. New find that has been making big news, very few of these are damage free or have such well defined faces all around. These have been called by some "Tanzanite" Fluorite due to the similar color and dramatic color change to deep purple under incandescent light. An outstanding small specimen with lots of display impact, choice and with color unlike any other Fluorite known worldwide!