Loose Natural Iolite Gemstone!
A watery purplish Blue Iolite from Namibia! Much nicer than picture shows! Custom faceted into a Trilliant. The color is gorgeous. 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: 1.52 cts.
Shape / Cut: Custom Trilliant
Size: 7.9 X 7.9 MM Depth: 5.1 MM
Clarity: Very Very Good
Treatment: Non Treatments. 100% Natural!