Fluorite Pricing Guide For Buyers and Sellers

Here is the Fluorite pricing guide for buyers and sellers. Feel free to use this as a point of reference when valuing Fluorite.

As prices for Fluorite change, I’ll update this page with the new prices I see at the local gem and mineral shows plus I’ll be going to the Tucson Gem and Mineral show to ensure the pricing is as accurate as possible.

There are three types of Fluorite you’ll be purchasing if you choose to. The first type will be finished goods or small specimens. For the most part, this material is relatively inexpensive and sold by the piece.

The second type will be rough material. Raw Fluorite is not as common as the small finished pieces but you can source it from a decent rock and mineral show. Once again this material is not expensive and is typically sold by the gram or by the pound.

The third type will be specimens and this is where the value lies in Fluorite. Unique specimens will bring a large premium when compared to rough material and small finished goods. Depending on where the specimen came from, the color and the other minerals and crystals attached to it will drive the price.


blue fluorite crystal


How to determine Price and Cost

When determining the value of the gemstone you will be using GIA guidelines which means color, clarity, carat weight, and cut.  You’ll want to look at each one of these individually and then circle back when finished to evaluate the stone as a whole.

Color is going to be the most important factor when determining the value of gemstones.  Clarity and carat weight are tied for the second most important factor.

Before you go any further you need to ensure you have identified Fluorite correctly.


purple fluorite cluster



Color – The more intense the color the more valuable the stone is.  When dealing with warm colors, think of red and orange, you’ll want to determine if there are brown undertones.  If you can’t see brown undertones then the color should be very vibrant.  The more vibrant and saturated the color the more expensive the gemstone.  If the gemstone has a unique “neon-like glow” then it will demand the highest price per carat.


Clarity – Buyers and collectors prefer stones with no internal inclusions visible to the eye. To determine the clarity ranking you’ll need at a minimum a 10x loop and a higher-powered microscope to confirm internally flawless and flawless designations.

If you can visibly see the inclusion while holding the gemstone then the highest designation would be SI1 and if the inclusion detracts from the overall beauty of the stone then the clarity designation would be I1 – I3.

Clarity designations – FL, IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1, SI2, I1, I2, I3


Gemstone clarity scale


Carat – Fluorite can be found in sizes ranging from below 1 carat to above 100 carats or more.  Generally speaking, Fluorite can be sourced in most carat weights. The larger crystals will not bring more money per carat unless they are deemed super rare.


Cut – It is sad to say but cut has the least impact on value and cost unless it affects the stone in an extreme way.  For example, when you look at the stone you would be able to see through it which means light is not being reflected back to the eye.  This is called a window in the stone and it would have to be quite large to impact the price.  The other extreme would occur when you look at a stone and see a rough circle or oval shape inside the stone.  This occurs when the stone is very shallow and it’s reflecting the rough girdle inside the stone.  Note: the girdle is the edge/side of the stone where the pavilion and crown meet.



yellow fluorite crystal


Fluorite Prices

Fluorite price per carat $0.50 – $1.00

  • Rough material only
  • More than likely you will buy in bulk
  • All colors


rainbow fluorite crystal


Fluorite price per gram $2.50 – $5.00

  • Rough material only
  • More than likely you will buy in bulk
  • All colors


blue fluorite crystals



Fluorite Specimen Prices $5.00 – $500.00

  • Price is dependent on size
  • Sold by the piece
  • Fluorite crystals on matrix will demand a premium



dolomite and fluorite crystals


How Valuable is Fluorite?

Fluorite has been available at gem and mineral shows for a long time and the prices are pretty stable. If you’re looking to add Fluorite to your collection then I would focus on unique specimens. If you’re a novice or small-time collector then buy the pieces you like the most and don’t worry about it being an investment. Just enjoy it.


The cost of Fluorite will not increase over time

Prices for unique specimens should maintain their pricing and high-quality specimens will continue to increase in value over time. 

If you’re not sure how to value a gemstone then you should consider a gemstone appraisal. Individuals acquiring gemstones through inheritance, estate sales, and auctions typically have the gemstone appraised to determine the value and to ensure the gem is what they think it is.

Jerred Morris
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