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Apatite Beads

Apatite is a group of phosphate minerals, usually referring to hydroxylapatite, fluorapatite, and chlorapatite. Apatite is a natural colored calcium fluoride phosphate, with chlorine, hydroxyl or carbonate sometimes replacing the fluoride and is a source of phosphorus for plants and is used in the manufacture of fertilizers. Apatite is composed of three different minerals depending on the predominance of either fluorine, chlorine or the hydroxyl group. These are considered together due to the difficulty in distinguishing them in hand samples using ordinary methods. The name apatite comes from the Greek word "apate" that means "to deceive" in allusion to its similarity to other more valuable minerals such as olivine, peridot and beryl. Apatite pendants are made in silver, gold, copper and brass in Bali and India and are offered at wholesale prices.

Apatite is found in all igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. It can also be cut as gems but the softness of apatite prevents its acceptance as a gemstone. The nature of this gemstones varies from being transparent to opaque, with colors ranging from yellow, green, blue, violet and colorless. Apatite is found in different worldwide locations like: Russia, Canada, Mexico, Spain and Africa. Apatite has a high heat sensitivity, brittleness and lack of hardness. These factors make these beads unfit for making jewelries. Apatite gemstone beads are found in transparent form, and that's why as gems, apatitie stone beads are getting huge popularity. These beads are available in different designs and shapes, and the attractive shinny colors of these beads make them very elegant. These beads are found in Canada, Brazil, India, Madagascar, Mozambique and in different colors such as green, yellow, and blue. As per as mythological believes are concerned, these beads have capacity to ease stress and reduce nervous tension. Usually, collectors cherish with these beads, which they keep in their possession.

Apatite gemstone beads, body jewelry and pendants are offered at wholesale prices from Dream Factory Beads, www.esotericadornments.com, www.tikitribes.com and www.pangaeabodyart.com. Wholesale apatite beads, body jewelry and pendants in silver, gold, copper and brass are available from Dream Factory Beads, Esoteric Adornments and Pangaea Body Art in the Spring of 2009. The shapes for faceted beads, spirals, plugs, tunnels and pendants are handcrafted in Bali, China, India and the U.S.A.

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