Iolite (dyed), Medium To Dark, 3x1mm-4x3mm Hand-Cut Faceted Rondelle
Manufacturer: Cutting Edge Supply
Availability: Usually ships from CES Warehouse within 24hrs
B- grade, Mohs hardness 7 to 7-1/2. Sold per 13-inch strand, approximately 180 beads.
Iolite is the gem version of the mineral cordierite and is often called water sapphire. It is sometimes referred to as the Viking's compass because it's light-polarizing ability helped sailors navigate the sea on overcast days. Unsurprisingly, metaphysical beliefs attributed to iolite boast the gemstone as one granting clear vision. Strand may contain occasional faceted saucer beads. Sizes, shapes and colors may vary with handcrafted items.
Hole Size: 0.4-1mm