Green Apatite Round 4mm, sold individually by the bead. These beads are uniform overall in size and have some minor imperfections that are only seen very close up.
One of the most soothing and unique greens in the gemstone world. I love these in nature based designs with leaves. So versatile, they pair with almost any other green and many other colors of gems as well. Indispensable in the design world.
Apatite is the name for a mineral group as well as the generic term for many phosphates, but gem-quality apatite is a special gemstone found in a beautiful variety of colors. Apatite's various colors are often due to the presence of rare earth elements or natural irradiation. Because of its wide color range, apatite has often been mistaken for many other gemstones, including topaz, tourmaline, and various beryl varieties. It's a 5 on the Mohs scale and should be treated with care.