DescriptionBlue Apatite Sphere
Apatite is one of the mineral components of human bone. This mineral also lends itself to being carved into beautiful and colorful lapidary objects. This piece was transformed into a large and gorgeous sphere with an overall rich blue hue. This very dense and heavy example fits nicely in a custom metal armature for ease of display. Intense and highly saturated blue and green hues combine to create a piece with an oceanic air to it. There are swirling colors that embody crashing waves. Overall, this piece is in good condition as there is only one small circular patch evidence of an expert repair. This impressive sphere will add a touch of elegance to any room.
Overall Measurements: 5.50 inches (13.97 cm) in diameter
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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