Our mesmerizing 18K white gold cabochon iolite ring, where elegance and uniqueness unite. The handmade white gold 18K ring is hammered finish with a bezel set cabochon 9x7mm Iolite. It is open at the back & tapers from 14mm to 5mm. The ring size is "N" (US 6 1/2) and weighs 5.4 grams Made in Papua New Guinea.
Iolite is a fine blue gemstone that sparkles with life and colour when touched by light. Iolite can be as beautiful as more valuable blue stones, such as sapphires and tanzanite. It has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness. The Viking explorers used iolite for navigation, by using thin pieces of iolite as the worlds first polarizing filter, they could determine the exact position of the sun.