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Apatite, Angelite, Fluorite, Peridot and Prehnite Beads

Apatite ... or the mineral that speaks to the bones.  Apatite is a group of calcium phosphate minerals subdivided in three series, depending its components. One of them and in a modified form, namely hydroxyapatite, makes up to 70 % of the weight of human bones.  Most of the gemstones though are fluorapatite, which has the particularity to define the hardness 5 on the Mohs' scale.

Shimmering blue apatite, also known as cat's eye apatite, is quite unusual in jewelry application. Apatite is considered a stone of motivation that helps to focus as well with problem solving and as with public speaking.

Delicate light grey-blue Anhydrite or Angelite is a dehydrated translucent form of gypsum and forms in hot underground parts of the salt basins in western Peru.

Colorful Fluorite is a natural solid form of calcium fluoride and defines value 4 on the scale of Mohs' hardness. Its colors flow and shift, but have often a blue to purple fuorescence due to mineral impurities. The mineral exists in all the colors of the rainbow.

From translucent to semi-transparent ... with a vitreous to pearly luster ... prehnite silicate exists in green, yellow, blue and grey-white colours. It seems to be the first mineral that received its name after a human being, in this case after the governor of the Cape of Good Hope, the Dutch Lieutenant-Colonel Hendrik Van Prehn (1733-1785). The green version is linked to the heart chakra.

Olivine, another green silicate, gives us the olive-green gemstone called Chrysolite or Peridot.

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3x8 mm, chips, gemstone beads, center-drilled, peridot, natural, B-grade

Gemstone, peridot, natural, 3x8 mm chips, center-drilled beads – B-grade, Mohs' hardness 6.5-7.0 - one strand is +/- 40 cm and has +/- 130 beads
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6x6 mm, round, gemstone beads, angelite, light blue, natural

Gemstone, light blue angelite (anhydrite), natural, 6x6 mm, round beads - Mohs' hardness 3.5 - one unit is +/- 19 cm and has +/- 32 beads
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6x6 mm, round, gemstone beads, apatite, green-blue, natural, A-grade

Gemstone, green-blue apatite, 6x6 mm, round beads – A-grade, Mohs' hardness 5.0 - one unit is +/- 20 cm and has +/- 32 beads
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6x6 mm, round, gemstone beads, deep green-blue apatite, natural

Gemstone, deep green-blue apatite, natural, 6x6 mm, round beads – Mohs' hardness 5.0 - one unit is +/- 20 cm and has +/- 32 beads
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6x6 mm, round, gemstone beads, fluorite, green, natural

Gemstone, green fluorite, 6x6 mm, round beads - Mohs' hardness 4.0 - one unit is +/- 19 cm and has +/- 31 beads
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6x6 mm, round, gemstone beads, fluorite, green, natural, A-grade

Gemstone, green fluorite, 6x6 mm, round beads – A-grade, Mohs' hardness 4.0 - one unit is +/- 19 cm and has +/- 31 beads
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6x6 mm, round, gemstone beads, fluorite, rainbow, natural, faceted

Gemstone, rainbow fluorite, 6x6 mm, round beads - 128 facets – AB-grade, Mohs' hardness 4.0 - one unit is +/- 19 cm and has +/- 31 beads
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6x6 mm, round, gemstone beads, prehnite, light green, natural

Gemstone, light green prehnite, natural, 6x6 mm, round beads - Mohs' hardness 6.0-6.5 - one unit is +/- 19 cm and has +/- 31 beads
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8x8 mm, round, gemstone beads, apatite, deep green-blue, natural

Gemstone, deep green-blue apatite, natural, 8x8 mm, round beads – Mohs' hardness 5.0 - one unit is +/- 20 cm and has +/- 23 beads
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8x8 mm, round, gemstone beads, apatite, green-blue, natural, A-grade

Gemstone, green-blue apatite, 8x8 mm, round beads – A-grade, Mohs' hardness 5.0 - one unit is +/- 20 cm and has +/- 23 beads
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8x8 mm, round, gemstone beads, apatite, green-blue, natural, A-grade

Gemstone, green-blue apatite, 8x8 mm, round beads – A-grade, Mohs' hardness 5.0 - one unit is +/- 20 cm and has +/- 23 beads
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8x8 mm, round, gemstone beads, fluorite, green, natural

Gemstone, green fluorite, 8x8 mm, round beads - Mohs' hardness 4.0 - one unit is +/- 19 cm and has +/- 23 beads
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