Does fluorite fade in sunlight? Answered

Fluorite is a remarkable multicolor semi-transparent crystal.

It showcases a unique palette of colors that vary between purple, blue, green, and pink shades. 

This crystal is a mineral form of calcium fluorite and it has 4 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, so we can say that it is considered a fragile type of crystal. 

The sunlight energy does wonders in recharging crystals with positive energy as well as reviving their healing powers. 

However, exposing and charging crystals via the sun energy is not always beneficial for all crystals out there, which is the case for the fluorite crystal.

Does fluorite fade in sunlight

Fluorite fades in sunlight if you expose it to this energy source for a long period of time and repetitively. The sun rays will end up damaging the natural color and radiance of Fluorite by making it look dull, faded, and lacking its signature glossy luster. 

Yes, Fluorite does fade in sunlight

Fluorite is indeed not sun-friendly.

This mineral does not work well with the intense energizing rays of the Sun.

So, if you notice that your Fluorite began to lose its delicate colors, it is maybe an indicating sign that it has been exposed to the sun for a long time. 

When this mineral is affected by the sun, you will remark that the colors of the stone became less intense and way less vivid as they used to be, and in some cases, some Fluorite became a lot whiter.  

Things to do to protect your Fluorite from getting faded

The stone’s location

Look closely and analyze the place where you store Fluorite, Is there a lot of direct sunlight? 

If so, you may want to remove immediately your stone from that place and store it in a shaded place.

Fluorite is a beautiful crystal that can add a wonderful touch to your living room, so if you notice that the location where you put fluorite is close to the very sunny area in your room (for instance an open window where this place receives loads of sunshine), it is best to change the placement of your stone so you can preserve its shine and colors. 

Sunlight charging alternatives

Apart from getting exposed to the sun for long periods of time, charging Fluorite using sun energy can be equally damaging for the stone. 

So, as a precautionary procedure, it is best to use a charging method that will not damage your Fluorite crystal. 

There are other various charging techniques that are equally beneficial and work efficiently in charging and renewing the uplifting powers of Fluorite. 


First, we have the powerful and soothing energy of the Moon. 

Moonlight remains a great, totally safe, and effective alternative to sunlight. 

So, it is a totally more secure option to opt for.

You can place your Fluorite crystal during nightfall on your windowsill and let it soak the natural light of the moon for the entire night. 

You will for sure notice a positive shift in the energy of your crystal, your Fluorite crystal will regain all its balancing, harmonious, and high vibrational energies.


The second Fluorite-friendly charging method that you can choose is sage.

Using sage as a cleansing method is also an efficient way to clear the negative and undesired energies stored by Fluorite and also reset its energizing and healing powers to the most optimum level.

To begin your cleansing ritual, first, start by opening the windows to let go of the smoke generated by the sage.

Then, ignite the tip of the sage and begin to direct the smoke towards your crystal, envision that the negative energies stored by your Fluorite stone are evaporating with the smoke as it arises and dissolves into the air. 

Let the smoke surround your Fluorite crystal for about 30 seconds.

Important Tip: while charging and cleansing your Fluorite crystal, always make sure to place it in a safe place as it is quite a fragile crystal that can be easily damaged (Fluorite scores only 4 on the Mohs Hardness Scale!)

Final thoughts

Fluorite does fade in sunlight. Exposing this crystal regularly to the sun alters its overall appearance by making it loosing its colorful aspect which results in color fading which makes the crystal with little to no intense colors.  

To preserve its dazzling colorful aspect, change the placement of Fluorite to a shaded location and avoid charging it with the sun energy by using other alternative techniques such as moonlight and sage. 

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Yousra is the owner and founder of Crystals And Joy and the author of the blog. She is a crystal passionate and she creates insightful, simple, and useful blog posts to share her crystal knowledge that she collected for the past several years.

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