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Iolite

Iolite

$15.00

LN302 This is a pretty blueish purple Iolite chip bead necklace. These beads are nicely shaped, well polished and average 4 to 5mm in size.

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Description

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.

Additional information

Weight0.25 lbs
Dimensions2.25 × 2.25 × 2.25 in

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