Blue Apatite (Rough)

Blue Apatite (Rough)

$31.75

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per stone

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OriginBrazil
PolishNatural
QualityB (quality chart)
ShapeNatural
TransparencyOpaque
Average SizeVaries (size chart)
Average WeightVaries
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Blue Apatite Healing Properties

Ethically Sourced Blue Apatite

Know where your crystals come from

This Apatite comes from artisanal miners in Bahia, Brazil.  The mines have a low environmental impact.

Learn More About Ethical Mining

This mine and gem dealer are a family business in Brazil. The family owns a small Lithium Quartz mine. They also have relationships with miner co-ops and lapidary co-ops around Brazil. The mother of the family is particularly passionate about ethical sourcing. All workers are safe and paid fair wages.

Learn More About Ethical Lapidaries
I first met this source at the 2020 Tucson Gem Show. I was surprised to see a sign that advertised “ethical sourcing” and immediately went to investigate. I discovered a Brazilian family business, run by a father, mother, and their sons. The business has existed for over 30 years, but recently the mother became concerned about conditions in Brazilian mines and polishing factories, and their effect on local communities. She gradually transformed the business following the principles of Fair Trade and articulated her own ethical values. Among these values are: to be environmentally friendly, work with miners co-ops, have a participatory workplace, develop long-term relationships, sponsor education for miners’ children, and respect cultural identities.

I had a long conversation with this inspiring woman, discussing both our own businesses as well as the larger industry. We already shared many of the same values, but I was intrigued by her commitment to respecting cultural identities. In Brazil, mines are often located on land owned by indigenous peoples. Often, miners are from somewhere else and usually don’t have any vested interest in protecting the local environment or distributing wealth into the local economy. To respect cultural identities means to do business with local indigenous peoples, rather than transient outsiders.

  • Fair Wages

  • Family Business

  • Supports Charity Projects
  • Works with Miners’ Co-ops
  • Respects Indigenous Rights
  • Environmentally Friendly Mining

What is Ethical Sourcing?

Natural Blue Apatite

What You’ll Receive: 1 Stone - 100% natural Blue Apatite

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal. If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Polishing Method: Natural rough crystal. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Color: Blue, may have some minor golden-brown inclusions.

Taking Care of Your Healing Crystals

  • Fragile Crystals

    Be gentle, this stone is fragile & chips easily.

  • Crystals Keep In Shade

    Keep it in the shade to protect its colour.

  • Crystals Safe In Elixir

    This stone is safe to use in direct-infusion elixirs.

Learn About Safe Handling

Shipping

All Orders are shipped Next Business Day

  • Domestic First-Class averages 3-7 days.
  • International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Environmentally-Friendly Materials

  • Shipping envelopes, paperwork & boxes are recyclable
  • Shipping peanuts & bubble-wrap are biodegradable
  • ‘Plastic’ bags are plant-based & compostable

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