Iolite is also called the Viking Compass Stone. Legend claims the initial Viking mariners who ventured deep into the Atlantic Ocean used a secret gem compass that helped them in determining their position. It was later found to be an iolite gemstone. Ancient mariners considered it as the world’s first polarising filter. By using thin pieces of iolite gem and looking through it, navigators could determine the exact position of the sun and thereby navigate their way safely to the New World and back.

Iolite is the common name for the mineral Cordierite and is also one of the most commonly used gem variety that exist in the Cordierite group. Iolite has several references in history, with the earlier ones being associated with the Greek word ‘ion’. In the Greek language, Ion refers to the colour violet and its purplish blue colour when cut and faceted. Another ancient Greek name associated with the iolite gem is ‘dichroite’ or two-coloured rock and means that is different colours depend in the axis it is viewed from and is why Iolite was also known as water sapphire in ancient times.



Corundum is a crystalline aluminum oxide and comes in a range of colours. Corundums are more commonly known as rubies and sapphires. The name "corundum" is derived from the Tamil word Kuruvindam or Sanskit word Kuruvinda meaning ruby.

The red variety of corundum is Ruby. Padparadscha is the name for a rare orange-pink variety and has a higher value than blue sapphires. Sapphire is the name given to the rest of the Corundum family whose colours include yellow, green, white, colourless, orange, brown, and purple. Blue is the most popular colour for sapphires.

Sapphire is the birthstone of September. It is also one of the birth stones for the Zodiac signs Pisces, Taurus, Virgo and Sagittarius. Sapphire is given as a gem for the 5th, 23rd and 45th wedding anniversaries while a star sapphire is given on the 65th wedding anniversary.

Larimar is a rare blue variety of Pectolite, Larimar is found only in the Dominican Republic and is also known as the Dolphin Stone, Blue Pectolite, Atlantis Stone, and Stefilia's Stone. Originally discovered in 1916, it was named by the Dominican who re-discovered it in 1974, taking the first letters of his daughter's name, Larissa, and the Spanish word for the sea, mar, to create Larimar.

Larimar occurs as needle-like crystals, grown together in a solid mass and forms in cavities within basaltic lava. The copper substitution in Pectolite instead of calcium produces beautiful translucent shades of soft blues, white and turquoise marked with streaks and patterns of white, and may contain red or brown areas of oxidation or Hematite inclusions. The more intense the blue and contrast within the stone, the rarer and higher its value. Also the blue is photosensitive and may fade over time if exposed to too much light or heat.

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Lavender Quartz, Stone Meteorite and Tiffany Stone
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Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz and the most valued member of the quartz family. It must be purple to be amethyst, but it can display a range of shades including deep purple, light lilac, lavender and mauve. Some of these shades are now know as Lavender Quartz.

Amethyst occurs when manganese is present in clear quartz, while the amount of iron contained in the specimen accounts for the depth of purple. Its purple colour made it a stone of royalty for many thousands of years.

Amethyst is known as the stone of spirituality and contentment and is said to bestow stability, strength, inner peace. With its calming and peaceful energy it is believed to be a great stone for meditation and enhancing your intuition.

The subtle colour that makes Lavender Quartz distinct is said to help one through difficult and challenging stages in life, as well helping to heal emotional, mental and spiritual upset.

Stone meteorites are the most common meteorites to fall but the hardest to find due to their similarity to ordinary stones and thus are quite rare in jewellery. It is said to bring positive qualities such as tenacity and endurance.

Tiffany Stone (also known as Bertrandite) is an opalised stone forming in mineralised nodules, mined in Utah.

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Materials
  • Lavender Quartz
  • Stone Meteorite
  • Tiffany Stone
  • Sterling Silver

Length
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Weight
85g

Price $275 AUS
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Lavender Quartz, Stone Meteorite and Tiffany Stone

Price $275
Weight 85g
Length 54cm

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