Small faceted Iolite gemstones flow downward to a Garnet briolette. Iolite is a beautiful violet blue gemstone whose name is derived from the Greek word ios which means violet. Viking sailors used iolite as polarizing filters to help them navigate their boats on overcast days. The Vikings also believed iolite calmed rough seas. The earrings are solid sterling silver, including the French hook wires, and are approximately 2" high. Handcrafted in the Sonoma Wine Country using all genuine stones. A MIRA Exclusive.