Apatite is generally such a pitted and soft material that it is almost impossible to get decent sized stones that are not full of holes or cracks.

We were amazed when we walked into a dealer’s hotel room and saw an entire flat of these gorgeous large Apatite stones. After some discussion with the dealer, we learned how these stones came to be.

As with just about all Turquoise, these stones were stabilized prior to polishing. A clear resin was used to fill small holes or cracks, and then the stones were polished to their final beautiful form.

We always let our clients know when we know that a stone has been treated in some form or fashion that would not be obvious, and this is one of those situations.

That being said, we were so taken with these stones that we bought every single one that the dealer had. We think that you will be taken as well.


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