Friday, September 20, 2013

LCInsider | Indian Ocean Apatite: Treasure of the Sea


Off the southeastern coast of Africa, in the waters of the Indian Ocean, lies an island paradise of coral reefs and jungles full of spectacular wildlife. Its name is Madagascar. Mostly known for rich deposits of sapphires (Madagascar currently provides half of the world's supply of the gemstone), recent discoveries have revealed a rare treasure: Indian Ocean Apatite. Named for the strikingly beautiful hues of sea-green, this rare specimen of apatite is quickly gaining popularity in the market, its scarcity increasing as people discover its rich and vibrant color.