These gemstone Post Earrings features 6mm round Iolite Cabochons set in hand forged sterling silver bezels with a sterling silver post. Have your choice of a simple or crown setting. In the right light you can catch a glimpse of a star within the stone.
Like a crisp, dark winter sky, Iolite, in shifting shades of violet-blue carries the spirit of journey, of dreams and intuition, of exploration and illumination. It is known as the Vikings' Compass, and provides the vision to move us, physically and spiritually, from one realm to the next.
Leif Eriksson and other Viking explorers who ventured far out into the Atlantic Ocean, away from any coastline that would help determine position, used thin pieces of Iolite as the world's first polarizing filter. Looking through an Iolite lens, they could determine the exact location of the sun and navigate safely to the New World and back.
A property called pleochroism is very pronounced in Iolite, producing different colors when the stone is seen through different positions. Overall, Iolite appears as violet-blue or indigo, but in different positions may shift to a yellow-gray or honey color, and even to a clear light blue. It is also referred to as "Water Sapphire" or Dichroite. Iolite's name comes from the Greek ios, meaning violet, and is the gem version of the mineral Cordierite.
Metal: Sterling Silver
This is a made to order item which can be ordered in multiple quantities. Estimated time from when an order is placed to when it ships is currently 3-7 business days.
Please note that these earrings are handmade and will look similar to the one pictured. The stone will look similar to the one pictured. They are of the earth and each stone is unique. Due to body type, bone structure, and other factors this piece may sit differently on you than it does on the model in the photo.