Apatite is a very common mineral, but transparent gemstone-quality apatite is extremely rare. Despite the fact that apatite is the defining mineral for 5 on Mohs scale of hardness, the gemstone remains virtually unknown to most, and is seldom found in jewellery stores. However, because apatite occurs in such a wide variety of attractive colours and forms, it is a favourite among gemstone collectors. The name 'apatite' was derived from a Greek word meaning 'cheat'. It was given its name because of its close resemblance to several other gemstones that are often more valuable.
Founded in 2006, Gemondo is a British jewellery brand specialising in fine and demi-fine gemstones and metals. We spoil our customers with a wide choice of ethically-sourced gemstones and options for personalisation, allowing our customers to create truly bespoke jewellery.