Iolite bracelet silver, filigree bracelet, chain bracelet, toggle clasp, one size
This handmade iolite bracelet silver features a barrel-shaped 10×6 mm faceted iolite of AA quality. Indigo-colored iolite is also known under the names cordierite and water sapphire.
The bracelet has been HANDMADE by me using filigree technique, which is so popular in Russian jewelry. Made of sterling silver wire, reinforced where necessary for extra strength. Decorated with 2 balls of 14 k gold.
With a toggle clasp. You can easily fit this chain bracelet to your wrist size.
As it is a one size bracelet, some chain links will hang loose if your wrist size is small. If you prefer to have these extra links removed just let me know.
Iolite’s name comes from the Greek ios, meaning violet, and is the gem version of the mineral Cordierite.
Read about iolite here
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. [ICGA]
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.