Apatite is a very rare form of tourmaline made of calcium phosphate that was only discovered in 1990. It can take on different shades of blue and yellow, but it can also be purple, green, grey, red, brown or black. Apatite would be a good stone for communication and teaching which makes it perfect for singers, teachers, actors, performers and writers.
Physical Energy Properties: Aids in the regeneration of bones and tissue which makes it suitable for those with arthritis. Also helps in the absorption of calcium which helps bones and teeth remain healthy and strong. Raises metabolism and helps promote intuitive eating. Yellow apatite is excellent for detoxification and chronic fatigue syndrome. It’s also good for the liver, spleen, gallbladder and the kidneys. Blue apatite heals the heart.
Emotional Energy Properties: Inspires motivation and openness, activating creativity and socialization. Eases grief and sorrow. Helps to release anger, frustration and shame. It enables you to see situations clearly which will assist you in making the healthiest decision for yourself.
Chakras: Connected with different chakras depending on the colour. Yellow connects with the Solar Plexus chakra, and Blue with the Throat chakra.
Astrological signs: Associated with Gemini.
History: Apatite was discovered relatively recently in the 1990’s. The name is from the Greek word for deceiver because it’s often mistaken for other gemstones such as tourmaline and beryl.
Where it's found: Can be found in Canada, Mexico, Pakistan, Norway, Russia and the United States.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Apatite is opaque and sometimes transparent with a hardness of 5 on the Mohs hardness scale. It usually comes in neon colours but yellow apatite tends to be the most common colour which means it will cost much less than green or blue apatite. It’s also very popular because of how similar it is to Paraiba tourmaline. Apatite a commonly found mineral that is located in many different types of rock, but most of the gem quality stones are found in pegmatites.
How to use it: Wearing Apatite is said to bring many benefits like boosting the immune system and allowing in love and support. Wear in a variety of jewelry including bracelets, necklaces and rings.
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