This handcrafted statement ring features an incredible piece of deep-purple Iolite, that measures approximately 21mm x 16mm. It has been made with a solid sterling silver 2.5mm twisted ring band, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing, and a fine silver crown bezel setting. The ring has then been sanded, oxidised in parts for contrast, and polished to a high shine. Like all my work, it is a completely unique piece made entirely by hand, using recycled silver, cruelty-free materials, and environmentally-friendly methods!
I have created this ring in a size 7 (Australian size N 1/2), but it can also be taken to any local jeweller to be sized up or down!
💎 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 colours 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-grey or honey colour, 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.