• bi-color apatite - Brazil

    Apatite – Natural, Faceted, Blue, 1.01 ct

    Color zoning occurs during gem formation, when a crystal forms layers with slightly different chemical compositions. The resulting areas can show different colors. Although apatites can display pleochroism, the two colors this specimen displays are a result of color zoning. 1.01 cts, rectangular step cut, Brazil. © The Gem Trader. Used with permission.

    Article: What is Gemstone Pleochroism?

    Credit: The Gem Trader

    Natural or man madeNatural
    Carat Weight1.01
    Gem StateFaceted
    ColorBlue, Colorless