Japanese name for apatite: apatite
Main production areas: Madagascar, Brazil, Mexico, Tanzania, etc.
Mohs hardness: 5
Apatite Gem Words: Gentle Seduction
Gem-quality apatite is a beautiful transparent stone that comes in blue, green-yellow, blue-green, light pink and violet. Blue Apatite is popular and in high demand. In recent years, neon-colored blue-green and blue have been collected in Madagascar and are attracting interest. Apatite is a natural stone that has the same ingredients as our bones and teeth.
<Handling of apatite>
Avoid steam cleaning and ultrasonic cleaning as apatite is vulnerable to heat and impact. Apatite is a brittle stone with indistinct cleavages and shell-like and uneven fractures. This means that it is vulnerable to impact and has the property of chipping or cracking where it hits. Handle with care and store in a place away from direct sunlight.