Color: A range of colors from colorless, pink, yellow, green, blue and violet. There is a rare variety of rich purple and recently a neon blue-green variety from Madagascar.

Gemstone Info: Apatite originates from the Greek word for "cheat" (apatao). This title was earned because of apatite's possible confusion with other more valuable stones such as precious beryl, topaz and tourmaline. Apatite is beloved by collectors for its many different colors and forms. Because it is a soft stone, it can be worn on earrings, pendants, and pins, but not for rings. Care for apatite is similar to that given to opals, it is heat and shock sensitive, so steamers and ultrasonic must be avoided.

Healing Properties: Apatite is said to be a balancing stone that can help to integrate emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual bodies. As a meditation or awareness tool it is said to help you maintain focus, learn, concentrate effectively, think clearly, and communicate better. Apatite can be used to enhance the energies of other crystals and stones. It is said to bring harmony on all levels, and inner peace. It has also been attributed to suppressing hunger.