Loose Natural Iolite Gemstone!
A watery purplish Blue Iolite from Namibia! Much nicer than picture shows! Custom faceted into an Emerald Cut The color is gorgeous. Tiny inclusion (Natural characteristic.)
This awesome Iolite is a perfect gem for a unique jewelry piece such as a ring or a pendant!
Iolite is a extreme example of a color shifting property called pleochroism. Iolite will appear violet blue, sometimes clear, shift it again and you can see a golden yellow! This unique phenomenon helped the Vikings on their sea journeys. The Vikings would gaze through a thin piece of Iolite. They were then able to tell by the shifting color, their navigating position of the sun.
Species / Variety: Iolite
Color: bluish Violet
Carat Weight: 2.27 cts.
Shape / Cut: Custom Emerald Cut
Size: 8.9 X 6.9 MM Depth: 5.2 MM
Clarity: Very Good
Treatment: Non Treatments. 100% Natural!