Silver Iolite Gemstone Ring // MADE TO ORDER
This batch of iolite is so pretty, I had to make a special ring band for it. This ring is a custom size ring that is hand stamped and oxidized to reveal the design. The lovely iolite is a 8mm rose cut that sits atop the ring in a setting like a crown. The ring band is 5mm wide and is polished to a high shine. Please leave your ring size in the notes at checkout.
Lovingly created in my studio in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Stones: A rose cut purple iolite gemstone measuring 8mm
Size: Made to order. Please specify your true ring size in the notes at checkout. I will compensate for the width of the band when I make it.
Material: Sterling silver (.925)
This ring is ready to ship within 3-5 business days
Your ring will be lovingly packed in a jewelry gift box inside a sturdy cardboard shipping box. I include an anti-tarnish strip that can be stored with the jewelry to help prevent tarnish as well as a complimentary polishing cloth to keep your jewels in top shape.
Orders over $100 are eligible to ship for free via USPS First Class Mail. Expedited shipping is available (price calculates at checkout). All packages will be insured for the full value. If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com
Iolite is a variety of the mineral cordierite. Its name is derived from the Greek word ios, for "violet". Iolite is one of the most pleochroic of all gemstones, which means it will turn a different color when viewed at different angles. Most iolites will appear grey or yellow when viewed from the side.
Iolite is known as the "Vikings' Compass" because according to folklore, the Vikings would use pieces of iolite to help them navigate open seas. Allegedly they used thin slices of iolite as the world's first polarizing filter, to better locate the position of the sun on cloudy days so they could navigate more accurately in overcast conditions.
To keep your jewelry looking like new, take that extra second to remove it before cleaning, bathing, swimming, or any activity that would cause excess wear and tear. Avoid exposing your jewelry to perfumes, lotions, soaps and other liquids, as well as extreme heat.
If your jewelry becomes dirty, clean with a soft cloth or soft tooth brush and a mild soap if necessary (I use Dawn), or polish with a silver polishing cloth. Please note that polishing cloths are infused with an abrasive and will remove intentional patina along with the unwanted tarnish, so take care not to accidentally polish off the patina!
Finally, as a best practice, store your jewelry in a cool, dry place with your complimentary anti-tarnish tab.