Loose Natural Iolite Gemstone!
A watery purplish Blue Iolite from Namibia! Much nicer than picture shows! Custom faceted into a design called "Star Trek" The color is gorgeous. Custom faceted by Ron.
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.
This awesome Iolite is a perfect gem for a unique jewelry piece such as a ring or a pendant!
Species / Variety: Iolite
Color: bluish Violet
Carat Weight: .32 cts.
Shape / Cut: Custom Faceted Trilliant Design called "Star Trek"
Size: 5 X 5 MM Depth: 3 MM
Clarity: Very Good
Treatment: Non Treatments. 100% Natural!