Apatite Value

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Faceted

.3 to 1 carat
“Neon Blue”
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Brazil Blue
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Other Colors
1 to 3 carats
“Neon Blue”
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Brazil Blue
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Other Colors
3 carats plus
“Neon Blue”
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Brazil Blue
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Other Colors
All Sizes
“Neon Blue”
Brazil Blue
Other Colors
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Blue Cat’s Eye

3 carats plus
Blue Cat’s Eye
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Other Colors

All Sizes
Faceted
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Blue Brazilian apatites and those with a “neon” blue-green color, similar to that of Paraíba tourmalines, command the highest prices. Rare, rich purple specimens from Maine are also highly prized.

hexagon-cut gem

Purple, hexagon-cut apatite, 0.30 cts, 4.1 mm, Auburn, Maine. © The Gem Trader. Used with permission.

Since apatites are relatively soft stones, skilled faceters can add a premium to their value with exceptional polishes.

As with most gems, color saturation, size, and clarity are the major determiners of value.

apatites - various cuts and locations

Apatites: Myanmar (colorless, 7.34), Mexico (antique, 8.70), Brazil (green,1.09; blue, 0.86)// Madagascar (light blue, 1.07), Brazil-? (green, 12.40; dark green , 2.87), Canada (green, 8.05)// Brazil (dark blue, 0.55), Madagascar (light blue,1.07), Maine (violet,1.02). Photo © Joel E. Arem, PhD, FGA. Used with permission.