The Vikings Compass: Iolite

Iolite, known as the Vikings' Compass, due to its ability to determine the direction of the sun on overcast days. When the legendary Viking mariners sailed the wide ocean, they used thin pieces of iolite as the world's first polarizing filter. Looking through an iolite lens, they could determine the exact position of the sun, … Continue reading The Vikings Compass: Iolite

THE HEART JOURNEY STONE: OPALS

OPALS WERE SAID TO CONTAIN THE TEARS SHED BY ZEUS AFTER HIS VICTORY OVER THE TITANS. IN INDIA OPAL IS CONSIDERED A LUCKY STONE; IN THE FAR EAST IT IS A SYMBOL OF ETERNAL HOPE. OPAL’S COLORS ARE CREATED BY MICROSCOPIC WATER DROPS WITHIN THE STONE. COLORS: MILKY OR WHITE WITH MULTI-COLOURED PATTERNS INSIDE, OPAQUE, … Continue reading THE HEART JOURNEY STONE: OPALS