Dragonfly Choker with Apatite Gemstones
Below is information about the gemstone on the Dragonfly Choker with Apatite Gemstones.
About Apatite gemstone
Apatite gemstone was given its name by German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner which is derived from the Greek word apate, meaning to deceive since Apatite was often mistaken for gemstones such as Beryl, Olivine and Peridot.
Apatite is generally known for its Green-blue color but also comes in colors from pink, yellow, violet, blue and even colorless. The deeper the color the higher the cost.
Apatite has been found all over the world including Madagascar, Russian, Colombia, Durango, Mexico; Bancroft, Ontario; Germany, Austria, Brazil, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Nauru, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. Moon rocks brought back to earth by Apollo astronauts were found to contain traces of apatite.
Apatite Gemstone Mineral Information:
Chemical Composition: Ca5(PO4)3(OH,F,Cl)
Color Green-blue, pink, yellow, violet
Refractive Index 1.63- 1.64
Hardness 5 (Mohs)
About Black Agate
Black Agate is found all over the world with the biggest mines in Brazil, Mexico, United States, Uruguay, and Madagascar. Black agate is a form of chalcedony which is a form of Quartz crystal.
Black Agate Mineral Information:
Chemical Composition SiO2
Hardness 7 to 7-1/2 (Mohs)
Care of apatite and Agate Gemstone
Clean your Apatite and Agate Gemstones and copper using use mild soap and room temperature tap water with a soft cloth. Never use a steamer, hot water or ultrasonic cleaners with jewelry containing the Apatite gemstone. Store in a soft case away from hard objects to avoid being scratched.
Apatite is fragile and very sensitive to chemicals, abrasives, heat, acids, and ammonia.
Metaphysical Properties associated with Apatite Gemstones
*All metaphysical or healing properties listed below are collected from various sources. The validity of the information is not guaranteed nor expresses the artist's views. This compiled information is offered as a service for those interested in potential metaphysical properties and not meant to treat medical conditions.
~Special thanks to Nicole Hanna for teaching me her beautiful design~