Do You Know?
Apatite is not one single mineral. Instead, it's a group of closely related mineral including chlorapatite, fluorapatite, and hydroxylapatite.
As it's relatively soft and brittle, avoid physical activities and wear it with care.
Transparent - Translucent
India, Tanzania, Brazil, China, Mexico, Mozambique, Colombia and more
Usually not treated, but sometimes heat treated to improve colours
The name "apatite" comes from the Greek word "apate," which means "to deceive." It's because apatite can have a similar appearance to other more valuable gems like tourmaline, peridot and beryl.
calcium phosphate with fluorine, chlorine or hydroxyl