Natural Apatite 0.46-ct ( 5.2 x 4.4 x 2.7 mm)
Size(MM): 5.2 x 4.4 x 2.7
Lot N0(SKU): 0001
Apatite is an accumulation of phosphate minerals, usually referring to hydroxyapatite, fluorapatite, and chlorapatite, with extraordinary concentrations of OH−, F−, and Cl− ions, individually, in the crystal. The formula of the admixture of the three most prevalent endmembers is formulated as Ca10(PO4)6(OH, F, Cl)2, and the crystal assembly cell formulae of the unique minerals are written as Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2, Ca10(PO4)6F2 and Ca10(PO4)6Cl2.
The mineral was named apatite by the German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1786, although the special mineral he had expressed was reclassified as fluorapatite in 1860 by A great German mineralogist Karl Friedrich August Rammelsberg. Apatite is often misunderstood for other minerals. This current is reflected in the mineral’s name, which is derived from the Greek word απατείν (apatein), which means to deceive or to be misleading.
- IF (Internally Flawless) – “Loupe-Clean” or 100% Clean – Exceptional quality with no inclusion(s) visible using a 10X loupe.
- VVS (Very, Very Small Inclusions) – “Near Loupe-Clean” ~ Excellent quality with only slight inclusion(s) or irregularity with a 10X loupe.
- VS (Very Small Inclusions) – “Eye-Clean” ~ No visible inclusion may at the corner.
- SI (Small Inclusions) – “Near Eye-Clean” ~ Inclusion(s) may be seen with the naked eye but do not affect or interfere with the overall beauty of the gem.
- I (Included) – Having luster, transparent, but included some, but not broken.
- S (Slightly) – “Included-Declasses”~ Heavily Included -stones.
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