Blue Apatite Woven Circle Earrings. These earrings are unique and are sure to make a statement. The Blue Apatite gemstones are woven onto the circle shape and are attached to 100% Sterling Silver ear wires. These go great with either our matching Blue Apatite Gemstone Microweave Bracelet or Blue Apatite Gemstone Bracelet. Earrings come with stoppers to make sure they stay on during daily activities.
Height: 1.75″ (top of ear wire to bottom of the oval/drop)
Width: 1″ (widest point)
Apatite is a group of phosphate minerals, usually referring to hydroxylapatite, fluorapatite and chlorapatite, with high concentrations of OH−, F− and Cl− ions, respectively, in the crystal.
The mineral was named apatite by the German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1786, although the specific mineral he had described was reclassified as fluorapatite in 1860 by the German mineralogist Karl Friedrich August Rammelsberg. Apatite is often mistaken for other minerals. This tendency is reflected in the mineral’s name, which is derived from the Greek word απατείν (apatein), which means to deceive or to be misleading.
Apatite is one of the few minerals produced and used by biological micro-environmental systems. Apatite is the defining mineral for 5 on the Mohs scale. Hydroxyapatite, also known as hydroxylapatite, is the major component of tooth enamel and bone mineral. A relatively rare form of apatite in which most of the OH groups are absent and containing many carbonate and acid phosphate substitutions is a large component of bone material.
The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties, Legendary Uses and Meaning of Blue Apatite (opens in a new window)