Material: Genuine 22 K Gold Vermeil and Sterling Silver (92.5% silver content)
Stone(s): 1 piece top grade authentic white topaz, 1 piece authentic iolite
Overall Dimension (including bail): 2 x 1.8 x 0.25 inches
Inner Bail Diameter: 4 mm
Weight: 8.7 grams
Serial Number: p17667
Iolite is the deep blue gem variety of the silicate mineral cordierite, named for French geologist Pierre Cordier. Iolite is found on Garnet Island in Canada and in South Asia and South Africa. Leif Eriksson and other Viking explorers are said to have used thin slices of iolite to navigate during voyages, taking advantage of its prismatic properties to polarize sunlight.