Apatite

In Greek mythology Apate, daughter of the Night, personifies deception and illusion, in fact, The name derives from the Greek apatáein (to deceive) to indicate its deceptive nature. In fact, in history, this stone has been exchanged many times with other minerals due to the very wide range of colors available, which varies from yellow to electric blue.

Apatite is valued for its range of beautiful colors and other optical properties, as well as for its morphological characteristics.

With a hardness of 5 on the Mohs scale, Apatite belongs to the medium hard minerals.

Apatite belongs to the group of allochromatic minerals, that is hetero colored. Elements extraneous to the crystalline structure contribute to the formation of the gem, making it a certain color. In its "pure" state, Apatite, like all other allochromatic gems, would therefore be colorless. Depending on the elements present, Apatite varies from green, yellow, blue and green to yellow.

Specimens larger than a carat and eye-clean purity are extraordinarily rare.

Apatite is a mineral found in several countries, although it is quite rare to find in jewelry quality.

The most important deposits are found in Brazil, Madagascar and Mexico, but some specimens have also been mined in Canada and Russia.

Apatite belongs to the group of allochromatic minerals, that is hetero colored. Elements extraneous to the crystalline structure contribute to the formation of the gem, making it a certain color. In its "pure" state, Apatite, like all other allochromatic gems, would therefore be colorless. Depending on the elements present, Apatite varies from green, yellow, blue and green to yellow.