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Apatite Beads (35)

The mineral apatite has several forms and many uses. In addition to Apatite Beads for jewelry, this substance has agricultural, dental and electronic uses. The name apatite comes from the Greek word ‘apatao,’ which means ‘deceitful’, because this group of minerals can look like so many others. Apatite is a collection of phosphate minerals, including hydroxylapatite, fluorapatite and chlorapatite. It is relatively soft and is the index material for hardness level 5 on Moh’s Scale. Apatite gemstone beads come from all over the world, including the United States, Brazil, Canada and Sri Lanka. We make buying beads online easy, and we always offer affordable beads and beading supplies everyday at the Bead Traders.

4.5-5mm Neon Blue Apatite Heshi Beads 13 inch 130 pieces

4.5-5mm Neon Blue Apatite Heshi Beads 13 inch 130 pieces

$12.00

Approximates: 4.5-5mm Neon Blue Apatite Heshi Beads 13 inch 130 pieces

3mm Neon Blue Apatite plain rounds 13 inch 115 beads

3mm Neon Blue Apatite plain rounds 13 inch 115 beads

$8.00

Approximates: 3mm Neon Blue Apatite plain rounds 13 inch 115 beads

6x4-8x4mm Pool Blue Apatite plain nugget beads 13 inch 55 pieces

6x4-8x4mm Pool Blue Apatite plain nugget beads 13 inch 55 pieces

$8.00

Approximates: 6x4-8x4mm Pool Blue Apatite plain nugget beads 13 inch 55 pieces

5mm Apatite Plain Rectangles Beads, 14 inch

5mm Apatite Plain Rectangles Beads, 14 inch

$20.10
$8.00

Length 14 inch | Approx. Bead Size 5x3x2mm

6x4-8x4mm Neon Blue Apatite plain nugget beads 13 inch 55 pieces

6x4-8x4mm Neon Blue Apatite plain nugget beads 13 inch 55 pieces

$8.00

Approximates: 6x4-8x4mm Neon Blue Apatite plain nugget beads 13 inch 55 pieces

4.5-5.5mm Pool Blue Apatite plain rondelle beads 12.5 inch 115 pieces

4.5-5.5mm Pool Blue Apatite plain rondelle beads 12.5 inch 115 pieces

$8.00

Approximates: 4.5-5.5mm Pool Blue Apatite plain rondelle beads 12.5 inch 115 pieces

3x5 mm Pool Blue Apatite Plain Rectangle Beads, 15 inch

3x5 mm Pool Blue Apatite Plain Rectangle Beads, 15 inch

$16.08
$8.00

Approx. Length 15 inch strand | Approx. Bead Size 3-5mm

4-5mm Aqua Blue Apatite faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 128 pieces

4-5mm Aqua Blue Apatite faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 128 pieces

$33.50
$25.00

approximate 4-5mm, 13 inch, 128 pieces

Neon Blue Apatite Plain Nugget Beads 14 inch 62 pieces

Neon Blue Apatite Plain Nugget Beads 14 inch 62 pieces

$16.08
$12.00

approximate 5x4-7x4mm 14 inch 62 pieces

4.5-5mm Pool Blue Apatite Heshi Beads 13 inch 130 pieces

4.5-5mm Pool Blue Apatite Heshi Beads 13 inch 130 pieces

$12.00

Approximates: 4.5-5mm Pool Blue Apatite Heshi Beads 13 inch 130 pieces

Frosted Multi Tonal Apatite plain nugget beads 13 inch 46 pieces

Frosted Multi Tonal Apatite plain nugget beads 13 inch 46 pieces

$16.08
$6.00

approximate 7x5mm to 8x5mm 13 inch 46 pieces

4mm Poolwater Blue Apatite faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 152 pieces

4mm Poolwater Blue Apatite faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 152 pieces

$33.50
$25.00

approximate 4mm, 13 inch, 152 pieces

Apatite Plain Pear Beads 13 inches 51 pieces

Apatite Plain Pear Beads 13 inches 51 pieces

$10.72
$8.00

approximate 6x4mm up to 9x6mm 51 pieces 13 inches

4-6mm Apatite Plain Oval Beads 14 inch 64 pieces

4-6mm Apatite Plain Oval Beads 14 inch 64 pieces

$16.08
$12.00

approximate 4x4-6x4mm 14 inch 64 pieces

Apatite Straight Drilled Faceted Pear Beads, 8" length, , 34+ pcs

Apatite Straight Drilled Faceted Pear Beads, 8" length, , 34+ pcs

$24.12
$18.00

Approx. Length 8" Strand | Approx. Bead Size 5x4-6x5mm | 34+ pieces

4mm Green Apatite Faceted Rondelle Beads 14 inch 110 pieces

4mm Green Apatite Faceted Rondelle Beads 14 inch 110 pieces

$33.50
$25.00

Approximate 4mm diameter on the 14 inch strand of approximately 110 pieces

4mm Green Apatite plain rondelle Beads 13 inch 195 pieces

4mm Green Apatite plain rondelle Beads 13 inch 195 pieces

$15.00

Approximates: 4mm Green Apatite plain rondelle Beads 13 inch 195 pieces

4x3-6x4mm Green Apatite plain rectangle beads 13 inch 63 pieces

4x3-6x4mm Green Apatite plain rectangle beads 13 inch 63 pieces

$8.00

Approximates: 4x3-6x4mm Green Apatite plain rectangle beads 13 inch 63 pieces

3.5-4mm Apatite Faceted Rondelle 16 inch 190 pieces

3.5-4mm Apatite Faceted Rondelle 16 inch 190 pieces

$45.56
$34.00

approximate 3.5-4mm 16 inch 190 pieces

2.5mm Pool Blue Apatite plain rounds 13 inch 135 beads

2.5mm Pool Blue Apatite plain rounds 13 inch 135 beads

$12.00

Approximates: 2.5mm Pool Blue Apatite plain rounds 13 inch 135 beads

3mm Green Apatite plain rounds 13 inch 110 beads

3mm Green Apatite plain rounds 13 inch 110 beads

$8.00

Approximates: 3mm Green Apatite plain rounds 13 inch 110 beads

7-10mm Neon Blue Apatite Plain Pear Beads 8 inch 50 pieces

7-10mm Neon Blue Apatite Plain Pear Beads 8 inch 50 pieces

$67.00
$50.00

approximate 7x5-10x6mm 8 inch 50 pieces heavy internal characteristics

2.5mm Shaded Apatite plain rondelle beads 14 inch 257 pieces

2.5mm Shaded Apatite plain rondelle beads 14 inch 257 pieces

$25.00

2.5mm Shaded Apatite plain rondelle beads 14 inch 257 pieces

7-9mm Neon Blue Apatite Plain Pear Beads 8 inch 50 pieces

7-9mm Neon Blue Apatite Plain Pear Beads 8 inch 50 pieces

$60.30
$45.00

approximate 7x4mm to 9x6mm 8 inch 50 pieces heavy internal characteristics


Versatile

Apatite beads come in many colors, but blue, green, yellow, brown and clear are the most common. This wide array of hues make apatite gemstone beads a versatile choice for jewelry making projects. The blue and green colors have a cool, icy appearance and pair well with clear or white beads and silver metal beads and findings. This relatively soft material can be formed into many shapes and sizes, from hearts and teardrops to rectangles and rondelles.

Source of Phosphorus

The most common use of apatite is the production of phosphorus. Rocks containing apatite are used to produce phosphate for agricultural fertilizer, and it is also used by the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Teeth and Bones

Our teeth and bones contain hydroxylapatite, one of the forms of apatite. In the 1960s, scientists discovered that in areas where there was a high concentration of fluoride in the drinking water, people got fewer cavities. This is because the fluoride replaces hydroxyl ions in the tooth enamel, turning it into fluorapatite, which makes the teeth more resistant to acids.

Moon Rocks

Apatite is literally out of this world. Samples of rocks brought back from the surface of the moon by astronauts in the 1960s and 70s have been tested and found to contain apatite. Further analysis also found that the mineral rocks contained enough water to cover the surface of the moon to a depth of about 3 feet.

Rare Earth Minerals

In recent years, deposits of apatite have been found that contain rare earth elements, which are valuable because of their use in manufacturing components for the electronics industry. An advantage to the apatite ore is that it is not usually radioactive, which is a problem with many of the other rare earth mineral deposits

Quality Assurance

Thanks to our Three-Part Value Pledge, the Bead Traders guarantees that the apatite beads you purchase will be of the best quality and value available. Our bulk buying practices and quality inspections let us sell you top quality materials at the best prices, and we will always sell the best gemstone beads available. If the apatite beads you ordered are out of stock, we will substitute a better bead for your order. Try apatite gemstone beads from the Bead Traders for your next creative adventure.

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