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Apatite Gem Stone

          About Apatite Gemstones, What Is Apatite          

One very interesting thing about apatite is the origin of it's name. A Greek word that means to deceive, is that gave the apatite stone it's name. Apatite gemstones can be found in a few colors, yellow, green and blue of some of the colors. An untrained eye can confuse apatite gems with more expensive gems like peridot and even (yellow) beryl. The Greek word that means 'deceive' was therefore used to name this gem.

Though apatite itself is not very scarce, good quality crystals are rare and many of these find their way to the gems markets. Most people treat apatite as one group but infact, there would be three varieties of apatite if you had to analyze the composition of the stone. Fluorine, Cholrine and Hydroxyl would each form an apatite variety depending on their presence in the stone. Someone did try to name each of these apatites but, seemed to have a low level of imagination and creativity! Depending on the proportion of fluorine, chlorine and hydroxyl in the apatite stone, it is named Fluorapatite, Hydroxylapatite and Chlorapatite. For our discussion on apatite stones used in the gemstone and jewelry industry, we will club all these into one nice family and refer to them as apatite gemstones. The distinction will be made by color so we will have yellow apatite, blue apatite, green apatite etc.

Many of our readers might have not heard of apatite gemstones. It really is no surprise as a significant number of jewelers, might have never seen an apatite gem. The popularity of any gem depends on a few factors, some are in demand for their color, others for their hardness, many others for traditions and beliefs attached to them. Apatite has beauty and grace, it is also possible to get fine yellow apatite crystals that need no treatment or color enhancement. The weak point of apatite gems is their hardness, they measure up to a paltry 5 on the Mohs scale. The gem is therefore not easy to cut as it can break and crack. Setting apatite gem stones in jewelry is not easy either because, uneven pressure exerted by the setter can cause the gemstone to break. After you surpass all these obstacles, apatite gem stone jewelry will need to be handled with a few precautions. These issues have kept apatite gems on the sidelines most of the time.

Blue apatite is a popular color for apatite gems, much of the apatite in this color is heat treated for color enhancement. Greenish blue, bluish green, bright blue that can imitate the color of swiss blue topaz and even the vibrant neon blue apatite stones, are got through the heat treatment process. There are some interesting things about heat treatment used for apatite gems. The temperature normally used is in the 400 to 600 degrees range. The heat can change the color of the gem but, it can also cause natural inclusions in the stone to expand. Any cracks that might be present within the apatite gem can widen and cause the stone to crack. When a gem manufacturer undertakes the heating process for apatite, he calculates the risk of stone loss. The cost of the destroyed or damaged apatite gemstones, are added to the cost of good output that makes it through the heating process. You now know why blue apatite sells at a higher price, the process loss is one of the reasons for a hike in price.

You can find yellow, blue or greenish blue apatite loose gems in good eye clean quality and with a fine color. While you can take it for granted that the bluish and greenish varieties of apatite gems are treated for color enhancement, it is possible to get eye clean yellow apatite gemstones that are natural and untreated. We are not going to fool you by telling you that such apatite gems are soon going to become extinct but, not many gem dealers stock this gem.

After you have read the above information you might wonder whether, apatite gems should be used in the jewelry industry at all. We have frankly explained the lack of durability of apatite gems in the above parapgraphs. It is however true that fine gem quality apatite gemstones are hard to resist. A nice eye clean blue apatite can imitate the color of swiss blue topaz but, it sometimes seems more feminine and valuable than swiss blue topaz. Few apatite mining locations in Mexico output an awesome variety of yellow apatite gemstones. This is a bright yellow color with good clarity, all this goodness without relying on any external treatments or enhancing processes. Orissa in India also provides a yellow apatite gem but,  the color here is much quieter as compared to the Mexican mines.

Caring for apatite gemstones, is important to understand and practise. If you wish to get some apatite gem stone jewelry, limit it to pendants, earrings or necklaces. Rings put more wear and tear on the gemstone and this makes apatite less suitable for rings. We would definitely say that, apatite gems are not suitable for 'all day and all night' wear. Acids and strong chemical solvents can negatively affect the gem, some acids infact dissolve apatite! Keep apatite stones away from hard objects, do not wear apatite gem stone jewels when doing heavy physical activity. If you ever take your apatite jewel for repair, make sure that the jeweller knows about the gemstone. In many cases, it would be a good idea to take off the apatite stone, repair the metal mounting and then set the gemstone back.

Kaisilver can custom cut all apatite color gems in the shape, size and quantity that you need. This is infact possible for all gem stones and not just apatite loose gems. We welcome even the smallest order for loose gemstones, even as small as a single piece. You can order just the loose gems or request for a complete gold or silver gem stone to be made according to your design or ours.

Who Is Kaisilver?

Having established itself as the world's leading online custom jewelry provider, Kaisilver now extends it's merchandise line to include gems. While there is no shortage of gem stones in the global market, reliable sources for the retail buyer requirements are not many. Most retail gem dealers work with limited inventories, this reduces buyer options. Another problem with these small dealers is the lack of information and reliability when it comes to gem authenticity and value for money. Kaisilver with it's wide network of gemstone mining and manufacturing resources, is the best source for gems of all types, shapes, sizes and cuts. With a support team that is compromised of jewelry and gemstone experts, the advice and suggestions made by the team relate to your requirements and not to fixed sales targets. The website shows a small sampling of the gems that we offer. You can infact request for just about any gem on the globe. All gems are sourced directly from the source, closely inspected and then custom cut by our expert cutters. With a buyer base that includes fashion models, government officials, casino and resort owners, lawyers, financial experts, students and professors, doctors and surgeons, sportsmen and newsreaders we have become the preferred choice for quality gems and jewelry. By cutting out middlemen commissions and multiple agents, we provide great value for your money. Our large online operation does not stop us from welcoming even the smallest order. Gold and silver jewelry is custom made with equal attention to quality, material and craftsmanship. You can choose from our designs or send us detailed for the style and design that you need.


How To Order?

The process to order gems and custom jewelry at Kaisilver is similar. We do not expect you to make a rush purchase. We do wish that you take the time to discuss your requirements with our experts. They will be in a position to provide constructive suggestions that will guide you to make well informed buying decisions. Email all your requirements to provide as much inputs as possible to help us make relevant suggestions. For example if you are keen on getting a green gemstone but, are not particular about it being an emerald mention this in your email. Our gem experts might suggest a green tourmaline or even a peridot instead of an emerald. This suggestion would reduce our profit margins but will give you a gem that, is much cheaper and even more durable as compared to an emerald. When it comes to payments we offer some very suitable options. Paypal is the preferred form of payment, it is fair to the buyer and seller. The buyer when using paypal never needs to reveal credit card of bank information to the seller. We also accept direct bank transfers but prefer to do this on a case by case basis. When it comes to online transactions these days, both buyer and seller are afraid of frauds. It is quite possible that you do not feel comfortable working with us at Kaisilver. We sometimes feel a little uncomfortable with certain transactions too and prefer to keep away from them. There have always been fears of processing payments through Western Union money transfers. With the latest fraud reports, fake sellers and even fake buyers have been pulling off many online frauds using this mode of payment. At the same time we do understand that armed forces from the U.S who are stationed in various global positions sometimes have no other mode of payment besides Western Union. We therefore accept this mode of payment but at the same time, request you to avoid this mode if you do not feel comfortable using it. Shipping is done through FEDEX and you can expect a production lead time of around 4 to 5 weeks from the date of order confirmation and receipt of payment. Every jewel is fully custom made and requires the complete attention and concentration of highly skilled craftsmen. When it comes to gems, we could provide faster lead times and this can be discussed for each specific order.

Buyer Testimonials.

Below are a few comments from some of our buyers. As mentioned above we have a very serious interest in buyer satisfaction since our very existence depends solely depends on satisfied buyers. A high degree of repeat orders and a large number of orders being received through buyer recommendations has been at the heart of our success. Kaisilver buyers include people from all professions and walks of life. Fashion models, sportsmen, politicians, lawyers, financial experts, doctors and surgeons, members of the armed forces, newsreaders and journalists, students, casino and resort owners make up most of our buyer list.

.......received ring yesterday as you promised. it is stunning, more beautiful than i expected. the design and craftsmanship are outstanding. thank you again, it has been a pleasure doing business with you. i will highly recommend you to everyone i know, and look forward to doing business with you in the future. your entire staff has been professional and you displayed a high degree of honesty and integrity throughout the transaction. thank your staff and your craftsman for their incredible work. please feel free to use me as a reference as a EXTREMELY satisfied customer. take care, i wish you all well. Lt. Colonel James William Brady USA, Ret. Beverly Hills, Florida
Thank you very much for all your information and help with the production and safe delivery of the ring. It is indeed more than I had hoped forand I'm sure will be a winner with my wife. It is a shame that other firms can not be as helpful, you are all to be congratulated - Thank you again. Mr.Peter Keeble, U.K.

The ring arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful job. I will be looking at your website over the next couple of weeks to place an additional order. Your workmanship and pricing is excellent.
Thanks again,
Dr. David Williams, U.S






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