Steve Moriarty has had these Apatite gemstones stored away in his vault for the past 6-7 years.We decided to bring them out to show our customers some of the rare gemstones available. At Moriarty's Gem Art, we have plent of cut Apatite as well. You can see a nice selection of Apatite here to choose from.
This rare gemstone is available in a variety of colors. You will mainly find blue apatite and green apatite varieties on the market. This is caused by the earth elements and natural radiation around where Apatite is formed and mined. If you took a look at our selection of Apatite you may think it looks like many other gemstones we have. This is very common. Because of the color, customers have been confusing it with Tourmaline. Most people have never even heard of Apatite, which is the cause of much of the confusion. It's a very rare stone, especially in sizes over 1 carat. In the past Apatite was only found in Brazil and Mexico, but Steve brought this rough back from Madagascar, an Island off the coast of Africa. From a jewelry point of view, this is a soft stone, so it is not recommended for rings. Most customers buying this have it set in a custom pendant.
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