Sweet iolite surround ethereal moonstone nuggets in this delicate bracelet. Perfectly feminine yet rustic. Measures 7 1/4"-8" with lobster clasp and adjustable length chain closure. Sterling silver, which has been oxidized and hand polished for an antique finish.
About Iolite: The name iolite comes from ios, the Greek word for violet. The Vikings used Iolite’s ability to transmit light by using thin slices of the stone as a light polarizer to navigate their trips. By observing the sky through iolites, the Viking navigators were able to locate the exact position of the sun on overcast days. Iolite became a popular in jewelry in the 18th Century in Europe.
About Moonstone: Moonstone is one of the most mythical of all gemstones. With its exotic, lunar name and its milky unique rainbow sheen, it has been a highly prized stone throughout history. Moonstone is a sacred stone to the people of India, and was named by the Romans for its ability to reflect moon light, making it a sacred stone to this culture as well. Legend has it that amulets of moonstone, associated with the goddesses Isis (Egyptian), Diana (Roman) and Selene (Greek), were hung in fruit trees to produce abundant crops. Moonstone is one of the birthstones for the month of June (along with pearl).
Your jewelry will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a small box. Multiple items will be combined, unless separate boxes are requested. If this is a gift being shipped directly to the recipient, please let me know. I will be glad to include a note from you.