Apatite is a calcium phosphate and quite a rare tourmaline variety. It is named for the Greek word ‘apatao’, which means to deceive. This is because it is chemical composition almost imitates the chemical composition of many other stones. It comes in many colours and forms, and it is often confused with many other minerals, such as Aquamarine and Fluorite.
The most beautiful Apatite stones are usually teal, yellow, or green in colour. Apatite in teal colour resembles the colour of the sea, which is the most popular among buyers and collectors. It is usually found in Russia, Mexico, Canada, the United States and Brazil.