Gemstone Beads, Round, Natural, Apatite, Grade AB, 6mm
These gorgeous ocean blue colored 6mm, Round, Natural Apatite Gemstone Beads are a lovely quality and can be used with so many of our other Gemstone Beads.
The mineral Apatite has several forms and many uses. In addition to Apatite Beads for jewelry, this substance has agricultural, dental and electronic uses.
The name Apatite comes from the Greek word ‘apatao,’ which means ‘deceitful’, because this group of minerals can look like so many others. Apatite Gemstone Beads come from all over the world, including the United States, Brazil, Canada and Sri Lanka. We make buying beads online easy, and we always offer affordable beads and beading supplies everyday at Beaded Creations.
Apatite Gemstone Beads come in many colors, but blue, green, yellow, brown and clear are the most common. This wide array of hues makes Apatite Gemstone Beads a versatile choice for jewelry making projects.
The color of this Apatite is similar to beautiful tropical waters. The sea green brilliance of this stone is easily accentuated with silver beads and/or pearls. This stone is best used in earrings and a necklace because, with its Mohs rating of 5, comparable to the hardness of teeth, it can be easily scratched. Apatite displays an extremely rare chatoyancy, a slit of reflected light resembling a cat's eye. Apatite is brilliant hung from a necklace or earrings. The color reflects wonderful crystal blue resembling water, which is calming, especially in the dining area.
Apatite is aligned with the zodiac sign of Gemini. The gemstone is believed to decrease appetite (hunger) as well as enhance insight, creativity and learning. It is said that wearing apatite will enhance focus, clarity for concentration, intellect, acceptance and unconditional love. This acceptance and unconditional love relates to the self as well as from others.
This stone is fragile and very sensitive to chemicals, abrasives, heat, acids, and ammonia. Never use a steamer, hot water or ultrasonic cleaners with this gemstone. Use mild soap and room temperature tap water with a soft cloth so you do not scratch the surface or diminish the luster of the gemstone.
**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Beaded Creations® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.
NB* Natural gemstone or semi precious stones come from minerals. Due to their natural form, the stones may have tiny flaws. Cutting or polishing or different batches also makes every piece of gemstone vary in color and size.
- Mohs Hardness: 5
- Diameter: 6mm
- Hole: 1mm
- Strand Length: 38cm
- SOLD PER STRAND - APPROXIMATELY 68 BEADS PER STRAND