Historians believe that Iolite helped Vikings find the hidden sun. In the cold waters navigated by the Vikings, there is a natural phenomenon called ‘Arctic sea smoke’. When cold air moves across warmer water, vapor can rise, obscuring the sun like a fog. The sky may be fairly clear, but the horizon, land, and other objects can be impossible to distinguish, making navigation tricky. By looking up at the cloudy sky through a thin piece of iolite, a Viking navigator could locate the sun and ascertain his position and direction. The polarizing effect of the stone would have scattered haze and cancelled out atmospheric interference from mist and clouds, revealing the sun. The Vikings most likely mined their Iolite from deposits in Norway and Greenland.
IOLITE carries the spirit of journey, of dreams and intuition, and exploration and illumination. Known as the Vikings' Compass, it provides the vision to move us, physically and spiritually, from one realm to the next. Iolite helps in recovering balance and strengthens the resolve to take on responsibility and carry through, providing self-assurance and endurance in adverse situations. Iolite restores a sense of perspective to those who feel they are jinxed and inspires anyone with a chaotic life to start to bring order in small practical ways. When in the midst of adversity, Iolite helps to provide solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems. It promotes a calm, positive state of mind, instills hope, and assists in decisions on how to proceed. It gives the emotional distance needed for a clearer perspective.
Iolite resonates with the energy of twilight, a beautiful violet-blue that stimulates the astral bodies and psychic awareness. It reveals realms beyond the usual waking consciousness and is ideal for astral projection, dimensional and other inner vision works, and is excellent for past- and alternate-life work. Iolite is a stone of the muses, activating the visionary, creative side of the mind, and accessing thoughts and ideas beyond the ordinary. It inspires creative self-expression through writing, song, movement and other artistic endeavors.
Iolite examines the inner path of the deep self. It assists in letting go of the belief that one needs to control inner experiences, and dissolves fear of the unknown or suppressed parts of the psyche. It increases the capacity to move forward and allows for the understanding that the examination of one's wounds is the most direct path to healing. Iolite is a stone of inner treasure, helping to uncover the lost parts of oneself, and in receiving the peace one's spiritual journey brings.
Iolite balances the masculine and feminine energies of one's character and brings harmony within the self. By taking responsibility for one's own life and happiness, it releases discord from relationships and helps overcome codependency within close partnerships.
6mm AAA+ grade faceted Iolite beads
High Quality Stretch Elastic
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Caring for Your Jewellery
Scot & Saxon sources AAA and higher quality crystals and gemstones. All beads and pendants are handcrafted, therefore, there may be slight variations in craftsmanship or natural characteristics in the crystals that are unique and individual to each piece. These characteristics are considered part of the character of the item, and are not considered a defect. Scot & Saxon jewellery is delicate. Please do not allow your pieces to get wet, wear while exercising, or wear while sleeping. Protect your jewellery from scratches and tarnish by storing in the velvet bag. Polish your jewellery frequently with a soft cloth to maintain its original finish. Put your jewellery on last when dressing, and gently take off first when undressing. Protect your jewellery from impact against hard surfaces and avoid contact with abrasive surfaces. Avoid contact with water.
Sterling Silver is composed of .925 pure Silver and plated with a thin layer of pure Silver. Silver tarnishes with prolonged exposure to oxygen, which may quicken if the Silver is near salt water or products containing sulfur. While Sterling Silver beads are of an extremely high quality, they may fade if worn carelessly or scratched deeply.
24k Vermeil Gold
24k Vermeil Gold is plated over .925 Sterling Silver. Using a nickel-free process, the Silver is plated with 1 micron of 18K Gold for strength, and then followed by 2 microns of 24k Gold. Vermeil Gold may show signs of tarnish if left in the open air. While Vermeil Gold beads are of an extremely high quality, they may fade if worn carelessly or scratched deeply.
When Crystal Jewellery Breaks
Owning crystal jewellery or a mala is a lesson in and of its own, of learning to let go and release in order to grow. Scot & Saxon jewellery is intended to be worn on a regular basis, which is another reason why care must be taken to ensure they remain in excellent condition long term. A broken crystal jewellery piece or mala symbolizes a broken cycle in your life. It means you have learned an important lesson or cleared a karmic cycle. You don't 'need' that particular crystal, which resonated with you when you needed it, anymore. A broken crystal jewellery piece or mala is a sign that it's time to bring new intentions into your life as you have outgrown the current one. It is said when crystal jewellery or mala breaks you are not supposed to fix it. Instead, you collect the beads and pieces and place them in a place that is special for you; the crystals still work, so keep them nearby for their energetic benefits. You are now ready for the next step, with new lessons and more karma to clear to continue your personal growth, and it is time to connect with and choose a new crystal. This being said, it is understandable that you may feel compelled to preserve your investment. You may request a re-stringing for $50 if you would like your piece restored.