Apatite, Side Drilled, 25, 50 or 100 Gram Lot, Assorted Shapes & Sizes
Apatite, Side Drilled, Assorted Shapes & Sizes
This image is of a similar assortment of 100 grams of Apatite.
50 gram lots will be 50% less pieces.
25 gram lots will be 75% less pieces.
Millimeter sizes mentioned are a suggested range, not a guarantee.
Apatite forms under a wide variety of conditions and is found in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. It is usually green to blue in color, but can be yellow, brown, purple, pink, or colorless. The bright, well saturated electric blue to blue-green colored stone became known as Neon Apatite. The color is natural, and no treatments or alterations are required to achieve it.
The name Apatite was invented by A.G. Werner probably sometime in the mid-1780s, which he later described as being named from the Greek verb to deceive someone because, as he wrote, "until now it has misled all mineralogists in its identification”
Major sources for gem apatite are Brazil, Myanmar, and Mexico. Other sources include Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, and the United States.
With side drilling, the hole is not visible on the front of the stone and the pendant can easily be hung on any beading wire.
In most cases, Side Drilled is a little thicker than other pendants.
This is a natural stone that has had no treatment other than cutting, drilling, and polishing.