An "insider's secret" for jewelry collectors and lovers, apatite is a mesmerizing gemstone with a rich history, but its captivating beauty is often overlooked by the casual jewelry customer. Ready to add something new and interesting to your jewelry box? Welcome to the world of apatite jewelry.
Let's explore apatite, including the meaning of the name and the origins of the gem as well as its unique qualities. We'll also share tips for incorporating it into your style. Because after viewing our beautiful apatite earrings and apatite charm, you'll want to make them your go-to accessories!
The word "apatite" derives from the Greek word "apate," meaning "to deceive". It's deceptive because it resembles many other minerals like Paraiba tourmaline. Apatite belongs to the phosphate mineral group and comes primarily from Brazil, Madagascar, and Mexico.
While apatite is not as well-known as gems like ruby and emerald, its value is comparable to - if not greater than - many renowned gemstones, thanks to its unique attributes.
Apatite comes in various fabulous colors — vibrant blues, greens, yellows, and purples. That's why it's such a versatile and eye-catching choice for jewelry. Plus, it possesses a unique charm that sets it apart.
The Spiritual Significance of Apatite
Some people believe that apatite has psychic abilities, expanding knowledge and easing communication between the spiritual and physical realms. For this reason, it's sometimes called “the stone of manifestation”.
In addition, this extraordinary gemstone is associated with clarity, inspiration, and personal growth. And in many cultures, people use apatite to enhance intuition, uncover hidden truths, and bring balance to life.
Interesting Facts About Apatite
Historically, apatite wasn't widely utilized, as evidenced by the limited number of beads and amulets found in archaeological excavations in the Middle-East and Africa. However, its contemporary relevance was established in 1786 when it was researched and subsequently named by the German geologist, Gottlob Werner.
Apatite, a collection of phosphate-based minerals, is prevalent in nature, within the human anatomy as bone minerals and tooth enamel, and surprisingly, in lunar rocks returned to Earth by Apollo space explorers. However, it's exceedingly unusual to find apatite with a gemstone-quality transparency.
Incorporating Apatite Into Your Style
One of the most enchanting aspects of apatite is its versatility. Whether you prefer a minimalist or bold aesthetic, apatite can complement your style through earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings.
But should you add apatite to your jewelry collection? Due to its softness (5 on the Mohs scale of softness), apatite is not appropriate for setting in rings, since they can be exposed to more daily wear and tear than jewelry like earrings and charms/pendants.
2 Great Apatite Additions to Your Jewelry Collection
Apatite's rare, eye-catching color will inspire you to accessorize your wardrobe in exciting new ways.
#1 Palace Tiger Eye Drop Earrings
Make a statement with Palace Tiger Eye Drop earrings. These stunning apatite gemstones cascade from 14K gold posts, making every outfit a statement.
Crafted with impeccable attention to detail, these exquisite earrings are a must-have. The playful combination of apatite and tiger eye creates harmony, showcasing the natural beauty of apatite.
These earrings are the perfect accessory for any occasion, adding a touch of sophistication and mystique to your style.
#2 Shield Charm
Pair a distinct Apatite Shield Charm with a delicate chain for a touch of elegance and spiritual energy.
The Shield Charm is the perfect piece to empower you with protection and strength. Set in 14K yellow gold, the vibrant apatite gemstone radiates positivity and confidence. You can add this charm to your favorite bracelet or necklace for a personalized touch that reflects your spiritual journey.
Embrace the protective energies of apatite with this intricately designed Shield Charm.
Both of the jewelry pieces mentioned above feature apatite in an appealing teal shade. When styling teal, you can consider pairing it with white and coral as well as navy blues, browns, and pinks. It's not just a gem for the summer months, but a perennial accessory that can be adapted for any season. It gives you a chance to have fun with your style!
Apatite jewelry offers a rare chance to embrace the beauty of this often-overlooked gemstone. At the same time, it gifts us beauty and profound spiritual meaning.
It's an ideal choice for those seeking to express their individuality and invite positive energy into their lives. Each piece carries the essence of inspiration and harmony, empowering you to unlock your inner wisdom and creativity.
When you wear apatite jewelry, you not only add a beautiful accessory to your look but also celebrate the connection between beauty and rarity. Shop our apatite styles here.