Rough green apatite crystals, a popular stone with rock and mineral collectors. It can also be used for its metaphysical properties. As well as breaking apart easily apatite is also very brittle which makes it difficult to facet. For this reason it's rarely used as a gemstone.
Although relatively common the mineral apatite can easily be confused for several other minerals. The name originates from the ancient Greek word for 'deceive' or 'to be misled'. It's believed the reason for this is because of the difficulty in correctly identifying the stone.
Apatite crystals occur in several colours. The green variety was once known as Asparagus Stone although the name is no longer used.
Boasting a subtle greenish yellow colour these rough apatite crystals exhibit a vitreous lustre. They're delicate so must be handled carefully.
When used for its metaphysical properties green apatite calms nerves and instills courage. It's especially useful for when dealing with highly stressful or emotional situations. It energizes the physical body which strengthens the heart chakra and can be used for complete rejuvenation. For those who feel disconnected from the natural world, green apatite can help you to re-establish a relationship with nature. A gentle yet energizing crystal that nourishes the soul and increases vitality.
Weights and sizes of our green apatite crystals varies from piece to piece.