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 Post subject: Re: Red apatite...
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:40 pm 
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Agreed.
If we start seeing thousands of faceted red apatites, then we might expect treatment.
Not yet. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Red apatite...
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:21 pm 
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It is showing up in more places:

https://www.gemrockauctions.com/search? ... ed+apatite

I am suspicious of the material myself, but getting enough monetary interest to do the full on investigation of potential enhancements is not easy with a material this soft (so not as useful in jewelry) and also that isn't widespread yet in the market.

(Just to clarify, I don't buy or sell this material myself, I started looking into it since a jeweler client asked about it and I had never heard of it.)

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