New Mineral Named After GIA’s John Koivula
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 Post subject: Pink Apaite: Let's talk
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:50 pm 
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A client of mine recently purchased a collection of large, faceted, pink apatite.
What do you know about this material?
Treatment?
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Stones I see available are under 2ct.
These are about 16cts total:
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 Post subject: Re: Pink Apaite: Let's talk
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A lot comes out of afghanistan. It is quite available though usually not in facet quality. Irradiation can apparently improve the color and sunlight can fade it.

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I had seen these one in Sainte-Marie exhibition 2 years ago, coming from Colombia.
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 Post subject: Re: Pink Apaite: Let's talk
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yes we have some in Stock from afghanistan. They seem stable, as we have them a few years now.
We have also some specimen, which have faded a little bit.
But as Stephen said, very clean material is rare to get....

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May I ask the current prices on the material?


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 Post subject: Re: Pink Apaite: Let's talk
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This pink apatite specimen is from Pakistan usually from Baltistan, someone selling on ebay, it may help you understand price difference and any sort of treatments if may occurred.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/292-2ct-natura ... Swgs5ch-Nc


https://www.ebay.com/itm/See-Vdo-77-CT- ... SwhZ9a6Zgl


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