Three Strand Blue Multi gem bracelet, blue Lapis and Iolite, Labradorite, Quartz, Dumortierite and Black Spinel. This is a great blue and silver tone bracelet, with smaller stones for a subdued style. Pewter beads provide some silver and couple of Black Spinel Gems some sparkle. Multiple gemstones!
Silver filled wire, lead and nickel free toggle clasp.
7 1/2 inches long (ideal for 6 – 6 1/2″ wrist – medium).
Made in the USA.
IOLITE: Gem of the Vikings
When Leif Eriksson and the other legendary Viking explorers ventured far out into the Atlantic Ocean, away from any coastline that could help them determine their position, they had a secret gem weapon: iolite. The Viking mariners used thin pieces of it as the world’s first polarising filter. Looking through an iolite lens, they were able to determine the exact position of the sun, and navigate their way safely to the New World and back.
The property that made iolite so valuable to the Vikings is its extreme pleochroism. Iolite has different colours in different directions in the crystal. A cube cut from iolite will look a more or less violet blue, almost like sapphire, from one side, clear as water from the other, and a honey yellow from on top. In the past, this property led some people to call iolite ‘water sapphire’, though the name is now obsolete.
Iolite is 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 endeavors.
You should use Lapis to reveal your inner truths, allowing you to become more aware of your motivations and beliefs. Using this crystal will allow you to grow as a person and help you to see your talents and gifts. If you have any trouble expressing yourself, without holding anything back, Lapis Lazuli can greatly improve your ability to express yourself.
A stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Excellent for strengthening intuition – promoting psychic abilities. Powerful in revealing the truth behind illusions, Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities, and strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe. It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas.