Though found in a range of colors – from colorless to yellows to pinks to lavenders to greens and blues, my favorite nearly neon blue color is mined in Brazil.
Fun fact: The name “apatite” is derived from a Greek word meaning “to deceive.” It is relatively unknown in the world of gemstones and consequently often mistaken for something else – like (Paraiba) tourmaline or beryl -- hence, its tendency to “deceive.”
Apatite is fairly soft, so it’s rarely used in rings. More often in pendants and earrings, the spectacular blue color is so saturated that it’s impossible NOT to notice it in a jewelry case or on a woman’s body.
NOTE: Apatite is very sensitive to acids and should not be cleaned using typical jewelry cleaners nor placed in the ultrasonic.