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E312 Iolite

E312 Iolite


This is a very pretty set of faceted Iolite Earrings set in a very nice sterling silver design. The 4 larger cabochons measure 3mm x 5mm and the 4 smaller round cabochons measure  3mm  The total length is about 1 3/8″.  These are a dangle type French wire earrings for pierced ears.

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Iolite is the gem variety of Cordierite. Iolite can be light to deep blue and usually has a purplish tinge to it. The name “iolite” comes from the Greek word for violet. Another old name is dichroite, a Greek word meaning “two-colored rock”, a reference to cordierite’s strong pleochroism. It has also been called “water-sapphire” and “Vikings’ Compass” because of its usefulness in determining the direction of the sun on overcast days, the Vikings having used it for this purpose.

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Weight0.10 lbs
Dimensions2.5 × 2 × .75 in

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