Spotlight On Apatite: The History and Lore of Stunning Apatite Stones

Earth Song Jewelry handmade Apatite earrings necklace set

You wouldn’t be alone if this is your first time hearing about Apatite stones. These are one stone that have been around for millennia, and used by humans for centuries, but that fell out of popularity in recent history.

One of the reasons for that is simple. There is a ton of emphasis placed on certain stones for their value as jewelry stones, while simultaneously not talking about other stones to make the most valuable stones seem even more exclusive and rare.

If the only blue natural stone you know about are Sapphires, Sapphires seem that much more special.

But that denies access to all of the wonderful natural stones and natural stone jewelry you can access. Not to mention that many stones have a unique beauty of their own, that’s very different from the most popular gems.

Here’s what you need to know about Apatite stones, the type of stones that get used in jewelry, and the beauty and uses of these stones.

Apatite, A Many-Hued Mineral

Before we go any further, you should know that Apatite is a type of mineral, but not necessarily one that has a specific color or formation.

Unlike many jewelry stones, like Garnets or Emeralds, Apatite can come in a lot of different colors, formations, and qualities, depending both on the primary composition of the stone, and the trace elements and other minerals in the stone.

Another fact that makes Apatite unique is that Apatite stones can be sedimentary, igneous, or metamorphic. That means that the element combination that creates Apatite can form from a variety of processes, either in magma in the earth, from a sedimentary process where minerals are deposited one on top of the other and gradually bond together, or when already formed minerals are placed under unusual heat and pressure in a metamorphic process that changes the stone from one type to another.

Most stones only come together in one specific process. The fact that Apatite can form in all three methods of formation is incredible.

That said, a lot of the stones that are used in jewelry and are specifically the right colors and quality for jewelry artisans, are formed through a metamorphic process.

They are stones that formed one way, and then pressure, heat, and other changing conditions in their environment turned them into something else.

Truly, one of nature’s greatest works of art!

Apatite can be colorless, multicolored, or a predominant color. Colors range through all three primary colors, red, blue, and yellow, some specimens are white or off-white, and even some shades of pink and purple.

Here at Earth Song Jewelry, the Apatite stones I have wanted to work with most have mostly been the brilliant blue shades of Apatite. But who knows, maybe someday I will find a white, pink, or purple example of Apatite that calls to me!

Metaphysical Uses Of Apatite

If you’re looking for stones that have powerful metaphysical uses, you’re in the right place. One of the beautiful things about Apatite stones is that they have a variety of metaphysical and symbolic meanings, all of which can be part of your personal practice.

Almost all Apatite, regardless of color or formation, can help you express yourself and fully embrace who you are.

After all, this is a stone that can form in many different ways, and with many different results, yet remains identifiably Apatite.

Blue Apatite in particular is thought to be a powerful conduit for better self-expression and communication.

Apatite is also thought to help encourage concentration, intuition, and clarity of thought. Those are skills that can be useful in almost any skillset or role, and can be powerful tools for helping you organize and structure your life and job the way you want to.

Apatite is thought to improve learning and learning retention. Helpful if you’ve been thinking about going back to school or tackling a big research project any time soon.

Really though, Apatite is a stone of manifestation and helping reach your goals. If you’ve been wanting to stay more focused so you can progress toward the future you want, Apatite will help that happen. If you’ve been thinking about going back to school and getting an additional degree, wearing Apatite might make it easier to make that decision, or at least easier to get through the first couple of classes.

Unsurprisingly, Apatite is also associated with your Throat Chakra. Of course, that makes sense when you consider that this stone is about being and embracing your full self, as well as getting better about expressing yourself.

An Interesting Fact About Apatite

Of course, I love a lot of different things about the natural stones I work with making handmade jewelry. Not all of them are jewelry related!

One of the reasons Apatite is a more recent addition to natural stone jewelry making is that it has a lot of other uses, including as a source for Phosphorus in fertilizer!

Phosphorous, Potassium, and Nitrogen are the big three elements needed in fertilizers to encourage healthy plant and crop growth. Nitrogen is the most important of the three, but you need all three in different proportions to encourage different kinds of growth and support different kinds of plant life.

Just like so many things in nature, Apatite is an incredible stone that can also be used to give back to the planet and may be an important part of agriculture, horticulture, and many human-supported ecosystems in the future!

Want to Own Beautiful Handmade Apatite Jewelry?

If you’re interested in seeing how Apatite jewelry works in your life, or just want to admire the beautiful blue hues in jewelry quality Apatite, take a look at my Apatite Collection and see if some of my handmade jewelry wants to go home with you!


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