Photographing Apatite

I’m going to be completely honest about this; I hate photographing apatite.  Don’t get me wrong; I’ve been waiting for ages for this stuff to come in and now that it has, I find it it impossible to stop looking at it.  The colour is so fantastic, especially since it is untreated, and the stones so clean that it appears almost unreal.   And can I capture this quality?  Can I heck.  My camera (extremely good in so many ways) is not at is best in the aqua colour range, and I can’t get the glassy shine of the stones either.  So I’m going to ask you to take my word for it.  These stones are fabulous.  Eye-catching and unique, and I have them in a 4mm and a 6mm cabochon.  Even more exciting, I have rose cuts of these sizes on order; keep your eyes peeled for those!

About Julia Aufenast

I am a UK based professional gemstone supplier and GIA graduate gemologist. I specialise in rose cut cabochons as well as standard cabochons, and I have a carefully nurtured reputation for high quality. Currently I carry mainly semi-precious stones and I also have a range of pearls in white and natural colours; strings and half-drilled, round and keshi. This blog is attached to my website - - and is where you'll find information about new arrivals in my shop, discounts and offers, as well as an opportunity to leave comments and feedback.

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