16.50 CTS DOUBLET WITH WATER SAPPHIRE[IOLITE] SOJ2187

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SEDA OPAL JEWELERY

OPAL EARRINGS

This is a doublet opal made from natural crystal from Coober Pedy and backed on to ironstone from Queensland to look like expensive black opal. A natural Iolite  stone has been added to enhance the earring.

The workmanship and quality is excellent.

Silver clip on back.

Sterling silver

Stamped 925

Weight of stone 3.10 cts app

Size of opal 15 x 5 mm app

Amount of silver used 2.68 gramms app

length of earring 21 mm app

Weight of stone and silver: 16.50 cts

Our jewelery manafacturing is contracted out to one factory in asia where i supply  both the silver and stones to be set.This gives me control of  the quality of both the silver and stones.

 

 

This is a natural untreated stone mined in India showing stunning blue fire. In earlier times, this stone was also known as “water sapphire”. It was seen that if a cube is being cut out from lolite, one of its side looked exactly like sapphire and the other is as plain as water. 

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.

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