Belle Rustique

hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon


Apatite Designer Pendant

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This new pendant is a stunning ladder shape using a stone new to me--apatite. Though it comes in many colors, this is the most desireable--a semi-translucent teal color. I've border wrapped it using six strands of 21 gauge square sterling wire and used a crown style topper. A sturdy four-strand bail will accommodate most chains.

Treat someone special to this one-of-a-kind gift or buy it for yourself.

The pendant measures 2 1/8" from top of bail and is 1 1/2" wide.

Note (text taken from Mineralzone.com): Apatite is a naturally occurring gemstone, basically known for its asparagus green color but also found in a wide range of colors from colorless to pink, yellow, blue to violet. The best apatite is neon greenish blue with a clean clarity. The cost of the stone increases with the intensity of the color.

Apatite's property is fairly soft and is rarely used for rings, but is very popular as earrings and pendants because of its unusual intense green color. The hardness of the stone is 5 to 6.5 on Moh's scale. It has a vitreous luster and is sensitive to acids.

The name comes from the Greek word 'apate,' which means 'to deceive.' Apatite can deceive one into thinking it is tourmaline, peridot or beryl. It is found in Burma, Brazil, India, Madagascar, Kenya, Mexico, Norway, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and the United States. Apatite is found in all igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. While it can be cut as a gemstone, its softness lends it more to a cabochon.

Enjoy this unique piece of hand-crafted jewelry.

apatite designer cab



P845 - $62




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