Iolite Marquise Pendant


Iolite Marquise Pendant set in 925 Sterling Silver

Size, 2.2cm including clasp/bail x .8cm wide

Weight, 1.73gm.    Ref No, 2737



Iolite Marquise Pendant set in 925 Sterling Silver

This Iolite Marquise Pendant is set in 925 Sterling Silver. It has a delicate, and beautifully faceted hand-cut stone. The colour of Iolite is also quite stunning. A majestic blue, with a distinct and subtle, purplish tinge. A colour, best described, as a cross between Tanzanite and Sapphire.

Iolite is one of the more unusual, and often overlooked gemstones. Also known as ‘Water Sapphire’, it is a clear, gemstone version of the mineral called ‘Cordierite’. This is a stone that was first discovered in 1813, by a French Geologist. He found it at a place called Nijar, in Almeria Province, in Southern Spain. It is a ‘dichroic mineral, meaning it can change colour when viewed at different angles. Viking seafarers understood these properties, utilising this stone to assist navigation. Iolite is mined in many countries, these include, Australia, Sri Lanka and India.  The stone Iolite gets its name from ios the Greek name for violet.

Metaphysically, Iolite is a stone that inspires artistic creativity. It is also one that can stimulate the imagination and assist self expression. Helping to provide a visionary outlook. This is also a stone that can help to overcome discord in relationships.

We supply this Iolite Pendant in an attractive gift box. The pendant photographed here, is the one we supply to you. See our separate list of Sterling Silver Chains, these are available in a variety of lengths, and weights.

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