What color is it?: Apatite will
be generally be a variety of intense greens or yellows.
What is the story
behind this gemstone?: Being
a fairly soft stone, apatite is rarely used for rings. But because
of its unusual intense green color it is becoming popular for
earrings and pendants.
Can I wear it everyday?: For earrings
and pendants, yes. But it is rather soft for rings.
Is it expensive?: No. A nice apatite will generally
cost about the same as a nice amethyst.
Is it a birthstone?: None.
What do I need to
know before going shopping?: Just remember that
the more intense the color, this higher the cost of the apatite.
The best stones will be almost a neon greenish blue.
Source: Brazil, Sri Lanka, India,
and other sources
Chemical: Ca5 (PO4)3(FClOH)
Formation: In igneous rocks mostly, although
it can also be found in metamorphic rocks.
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Unusual Properties: None.
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