Slice Shape Iolite Gemstone 925 Sterling Silver Gold Plated Dangle Earrings

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The name 'iolite' originates from the Greek word 'ios' meaning 'violet'. Iolite's strong pleochroism earned it the misleading trade name of 'water-sapphire', a name now obsolete. From one direction, iolite can appear sapphire-like blue and from another, it can appear as clear as water. Furthermore, from the top view down, it can appear light golden or honey-yellow in color. 'Dichroite' is another synonym for iolite in reference to its pleochroic ability; 'dichroite' is a Greek word which loosely translates as 'two-colored rock'. Iolite is also known as 'the Viking stone' because according to Norse legend, Vikings used iolite as a polarizing filter to help them find the sun on cloudy days. It is believed that the Vikings discovered iolite deposits throughout Norway and Greenland.



Stone -        Iolite

Stone Size - 10X12, 10X20, 12X15 MM

Stone Shape - Fancy Shape

Stone Color -  Blue

Stone Cutting - Plain

Weight -            11.00 Gms

SKU -               CSER-2060


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