The Complete Apatite Guide

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  1. Apatite Consumer Information

Apatite Consumer Information

As provided and validated by various gemmological organizations, laboratories and the "World Jewelry Confederation CIBJO"


Apatites are delicate – especially when subjected to heat, temperature changes, changes in air pressure (such as in an airplane)
Dampened soft fabrics with no abrasive or chemical additives, or a soft bristle toothbrush doused with water
Not recommended to use in rings


Eye clean larger stones are quite common


Different varieties: purple is a rare variety from Maine. Blue stones from Brazil with colors rivalling Paraiba tourmaline are most in demand
A light green variety of apatite carries the trade name “asparagus stone”
The recent availability of the neon blue-green variety from Madagascar has gained popularity


Color: Most apatites are heat treated to enhance color


Cabochon or creative cut by lapidary artists