This listing is for a dainty Iolite ring, crafted by hand especially for you. To order, simply select your ring size and preferred setting (either a straight or star bezel wrapping around the stone) from the drop-down menus. I will then intuitively choose a piece of natural Iolite just for you, and use the specifications from your order to create your very own custom ring. Like all my work, each piece is individually made, using recycled silver, cruelty-free materials, ethically sourced gemstones and environmentally-friendly methods.
⦁ Made to Order by hand in Melbourne, Australia.
⦁ Crafted entirely from scratch, without machinery or ring moulds.
⦁ Created using traditional metalsmithing techniques (hammers, fire, anvil etc).
♥ Ring Features:
⦁ High-grade natural Iolite from the Northern Territory, Australia, approximately 4mm in size.
⦁ 16 gauge (1.4mm) sterling silver ring band.
⦁ Thick 925 sterling silver backing.
⦁ Your choice of either a straight or star bezel (see photo example) around the stone, made from 999 fine silver.
⦁ Polished to a high shine.
⦁ Silver is nickel free.
⦁ All silver used has been recycled.
⦁ Each stone is handpicked and ethically sourced.
⦁ Stones are intuitively chosen for every order.
⦁ No chemicals are used in the creating process.
⦁ Each ring is created with respect and love for the Earth.
♥ Things to keep in mind:
⦁ Please allow between 3-5 business days for creation, as each ring is Made to Order.
⦁ The completed ring in the photo is a guide as to how each piece will look. As every gemstone is natural and each ring is handcrafted, your finished ring will be unique.
⦁ A photo has been included in the listing to showcase the colour and pattern variations that can occur in natural Iolite. Feel free to refer to that if you'd like an idea of what your stone might look like.
⦁ If you'd like to see an example of the rings I make to order each day, you can tune into my Instagram stories at www.Instagram.com/GemAndTonik. There I share videos of every piece I create before I ship it out to its forever home. :)
💎 IOLITE LORE:
Viking explorers who ventured far out into the Atlantic Ocean 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.
Iolite helps in recovering balance, and is recommended for those suffering from disorientation, lack of motivation, chronic disorganization, and distraction. It is great for helping to solve financial problems, and for those hoping to take more responsibility over their lives.
Iolite is also Iolite a stone of the muses, activating the visionary, creative side of the mind, and accessing thoughts and ideas beyond the ordinary. It inspires creative self-expression through writing, song, movement and other artistic endeavours. As well as this, Iolite is considered to be a wonderful gift for travellers, to help ensure that they will eventually safely return home.