Gem: Apatite Weight: 0.78 cts. Size: 7.1 x 5.0 mm. Color: Caribbean Blue Clarity: SI Cut: Oval Locality: Madagascar Treatment: Heated
The name Apatite derived from Greek meaning "I am misleading", because it is often easily confused with other minerals, since it comes in a large array of colors. This gem has a lovely Caribbean blue color that is so attractive in person. Gem-quality apatite is found in a number of places around the world, including Burma, Brazil and Mexico. The material from Madagascar is some of the most desirable and is often used in jewelry. I love Apatite gemstones because they have a slightly silver overtone to them, much like Spinel. The result is fascinating brilliance that is quite eye catching. This stone is just begging to be set into a piece of jewelry and will look dazzling! Enjoy!