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E508 Iolite

E508 Iolite


Here is a very pretty set of Iolite Earrings. The faceted beads measures 2mm, 3mm and 4mm.  The total length is approximately 7/8″ with a French hook wire.  These are a dangle type earring 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
Dimensions.875 × 1 × 1 in

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