Apatite Gemstone

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6mm Apatite Gemstone Round Bead Unisex Stretch Bracelet
Beautiful Apatite 6mm stretch bead bracelets! Each bracelet is composed of 6mm Apatite beads. Due to the use of natural stone please allow for some variance. You will only receive...
$22.97 $10.99
Natural Apatite Tumbled Stone Crystal ( 1/4 and 1/2 Lb)
Apatite is a gorgeous looking stone. You may use these tumbled stones in decorating your home. Typically a bunch of them together will create a great decoration. You may choose...
$20.00 $6.99

Apatite is named for the Greek word apate, which means "deceit" since Apatite is similar in appearance to many other minerals. Apatite is infrequently used as a gemstone. Transparent stones of clean color have been faceted, and chatoyant specimens have been cabochon-cut.

Apatite is a field term for unidentified calcium phosphate members of the apatite group. The bones and teeth of most animals, including humans, are composed of calcium phosphate, which is the same material as Apatite. The fluorescence of Apatite stone is lilac to pink.

Apatite is a fascinating mineral specimen with various interesting properties. Here are some additional facts about Apatite:

  • Apatite is a common mineral that can be found in a variety of geological settings such as igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.
  • This mineral is composed of calcium phosphate, which is the same material found in the bones and teeth of most animals, including humans.
  • Apatite is an important source of phosphorus, a nutrient that is essential for plant growth and development. It is often used in fertilizers to promote healthy plant growth.
  • In addition to its practical uses, Apatite is also used as a gemstone. While it is not as well-known as other gemstones, such as diamonds or rubies, Apatite can be quite beautiful when cut and polished by a skilled lapidary.
  • Apatite comes in a range of colors, including blue, green, yellow, and pink. The lilac to pink fluorescence of Apatite is particularly noteworthy and makes it a popular choice for collectors and enthusiasts.
  • Apatite has also been studied for its potential medical applications. Some researchers believe that Apatite may be useful in bone tissue engineering and as a drug delivery system due to its biocompatibility and ability to release drugs slowly over time.
  • Despite its many interesting properties, Apatite is not without its drawbacks. It is a relatively soft mineral with a Mohs hardness of 5, which means it can be easily scratched or damaged. It is also susceptible to chemical weathering and can dissolve in acidic solutions.