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My Fluorite Became Dull After I Put It In Sea Salt. Is There Anything I Can Do?
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I bought a beautiful Rainbow Fluorite Cabochon and I put it in dry sea salt to clear it. I have since read your Beginner's Guide and have found better ways of doing this. Now it is not so beautiful. It has lost it's sheen and maybe even some of it's color. Is there any way to bring back it's original beauty? Thanks for any help you can give me.




Hi R,
Thank you for your inquiry.  Fluorite is relatively soft compared to other crystals (4 on Moh's Hardness Scale) and can scratch easily.  Although it may not have been moved around much, any abrasion with the salt you set it in could have contributed to it "losing it's sheen."  You can try washing it lightly with a gentle soap (I like castile soap) and then polishing it.  This can be as professional as utilizing a dremel or as simple as using a cloth dipped in a mixture of vinegar and water and buffing when done.  I sometimes like to add a little oil (I like lavender infused olive oil) to increase shine but this is up to you.  You may not get it back to it's original sheen but cleansing and charging it will help to lessen the dull look it may have.  If you want more information about the professional side of polishing, the following information may be helpful to you, though they are discussing polishing crystals that are harder on the Moh's Scale and the grits mentioned may not be applicable to Fluorite:


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Disclaimer:  I must share the standard disclaimer that I am not a doctor and cannot give out medical advice. Crystals for healing should be used as a complement to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care.  The information offered here is based on a combination of my own personal experiences and that of others on using crystals for healing.  My hope is that you will let your own intuition guide your path in working with crystals as well.

Posted on June 25, 2014
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