Gem Treasures® 14K Yellow Gold 2.93ctw Blue Apatite & Diamond Ring
Top your finger with distinctive flair! Designed in polished 14K yellow gold, the ring is topped with an oval full cut 6 x 8mm blue apatite, eight round full cut 3.5mm neon blue apatites and eight round full cut 2mm white diamonds in prong settings.
The total apatite weight is 2.87ct and the total diamond weight is 0.06ct (both approximate). The diamonds have a clarity grade of I1-I2 and a color grade of I-J. The ring has a setting size of 9/16"L x 13/16"W x 5/16"H.
Part of the Gem Treasures® Collection. Made in India. All weights pertaining to diamond weights are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.
The name apatite comes from a Greek word "apatos," meaning deception, which alludes to the mineral's similarity with other more valuable minerals such as olivine, peridot and beryl. It can be transparent to opaque, with color that is typically green but can also be yellow, blue, reddish brown, violet and colorless. This gem exhibits an unusual "partially dissolved" look similar to the look of previously sucked-on hard candy.
Apatite is widely distributed in all rock types, but is usually just found as small grains or fragments. Large and well-formed crystals, though, can be found in certain contact metamorphic rocks; but with a hardness of 5.0 on the Mohs Scale, the softness of apatite prevents wide distribution in the jewelry market. Apatite occurs generally in rather rough prismatic crystals, the largest being 4 inches long and 1 inch in diameter.
In most limestone quarries, careful search shows the presence of small prisms of bright green apatite in the limestone. Notable occurrences include Germany, Brazil, Russia, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Canada, East Africa, Sweden, Spain and Mexico.