Apatite is not commonly seen in the gemstone world due to its delicate composition. It is a heat sensitive stone, that is hard to cut due to its hardness index only of 5. But besides all that, it offers a unique color that is not matched by any other stone, and so the stone found its way into the jewelry world. There are a handfull on skilled cutters around the world who cut this stone and cut it well... as see by some very exclusive peices available on our website.
SPECIES: Apatite is soft stone with chemical composition of SiO2.
GEMSTONES: Transparent clean light green-yellow color stones are used as gemstones with gold and silver jewelry. Also available in voilet color.
BEADS: Most Apatite jewelry and beads are made in India
ROUGH: The rough Apatite stone is mined in Burma, Ceylon, Madagascar, Mexico, Canada, and India