This is a spectacular pendant that features a Apatite gemstone. This piece is very comfortable and easy to wear. This is a perfect all-day necklace. You can dress it up or down. This gemstone is set in .925 Sterling silver with a 20 inch sterling silver chain. Each piece I create is made from start to finish with a creative and artistic soul in mind!!
Please understand that handcrafted jewelry is just that, handcrafted. It is not perfect, slight variations are what gives handcrafted jewelry its unique character.
Apatite is a group of phosphate minerals found in abundance in nature, in the human body in the form of tooth enamel and bone mineral, and even in Moon rocks brought back to Earth by Apollo astronauts. As the world’s most common source of phosphorous, some forms of apatite are used in the manufacture of fertilizers, acids and chemical products.
Transparent gemstone-quality apatite, however, is extremely rare and, due to its softness, not often used in jewellery. Apatite scores 5 on the Moh's Scale of Hardness – designed to measure the resistance of minerals to being scratched, with 10 represented by a diamond and 1 by talc – and recognition of the gemstone still flies under the radar.