These handcrafted earrings start with pure copper and brass. The shapes are handcut and soldered together, the cabochon sits in a round copper bezel setting.
Size of the Iolite cabochon is 4mm. The metal is not coated with any type of clear coat and will normally tarnish. If you would like the metals coated please send a message (curing requires an extra 3 days before the jewelry can be shipped).
(Please note, pure copper is a softer metal, so the earwires are not as springy and/or can bend easier.)
Handmade in USA.
Iolite is known as the Viking stone. It was used to determine the position of the sun on a cloudy day. It has an optical property called pleochroism, meaning the stone takes on a completely different color depending on the direction of whatever light is illuminating it. Even on a cloudy day, light always comes from the actual direction of the sun. So the sailor could find the sun’s position by positioning the stone at various angles until the right color appeared, and by knowing where the sun was, he could figure out his own position and direction.
Iolite Metaphysical properties
♥ Power ♥ Inner strength ♥ Leadership ♥ Self-confidence
Iolite is a vision stone. It clears thought forms, opening intuition. Aids in understanding and releasing the causes of addiction. Helps you to express your true self, free from the expectations of others. Iolite releases discord within relationships. It encourages taking responsibility for yourself, overcoming codependency within your partnership.
Iolite connects well with the visionary, because it activates the creative side of the mind. In raising the consciousness, it allows for accessing thoughts and ideas beyond the ordinary.
Through the use of your intellect in combination with this stone, you have an opportunity to find hidden patterns and repetitive events that cause emotional disturbances. Iolite will find the source of what disables you from connecting with others in healthy relationships. It will also relieve aggressive tendencies. Iolite is the perfect stone to help you stay focused on your emotional goals.
Iolite helps in recovering balance, and is recommended for those suffering from disorientation, lack of motivation, chronic disorganization, and distraction. It strengthens the resolve to take on responsibility and carry through, and provides self-assurance and endurance in adverse situations.
Iolite empowers you to envision solutions to seemingly insurmountable emotional problems. It can give you hope in difficult circumstances and can assist in perceiving how best to proceed. Iolite encourages a positive, calm and clear mind in the midst of adversity. It can help in gaining emotional distance and a clearer perspective on life situations.