Petite Blue Iolite Heart Pair
Alaskan Native crafted ivory with heart-shaped natural Iolite as center stone of earring set.
Beautiful, one of a kind Native Alaskan made earrings & although the same precious stones may be used, no two sets will ever be exactly the same ¿ your assurance of a unique collectable.
Very nice petite heart shaped gems, sized 0.47 mm x 0.49 mm x 0.31 mm each. Very nice deep blue sparkle! Gems total weight 0.68 ct, total earring weight 11.4 ct. Size 24.39 mm H x 10.05 mm W x 2.37 mm depth. Earrings set with sterling silver fish hook ear wires (will include a pair of stainless steel ear wires for those sensitive to silver).
Earring art set crafted by verified Alaskan Native Artist through the Silver Hand program, your assurance of authentic Native Art. Each set comes with Silver Hand tag bearing artist name, permit number and date created.
Additional gem information:
From www.geology.com, Iolite is a blue pleochroic gem that has an appearance similar to sapphire and tanzanite. It can serve as an alternative stone to either of these gems and is much lower in price. Unlike sapphire and tanzanite, iolite in the gem market is not known to receive heat, irradiation, or other treatments to improve its color. That is appealing to many people.Iolite should not be cleaned in ultrasonic or steam cleaners. It is safe to clean iolite with warm soapy water, but avoid abrupt changes in temperature.
STATE OF ALASKA SILVER HAND PROGRAM TRADEMARK
The Silver Hand seal is protected under State of Alaska trademark statute and regulation. The seal may only be used by individuals (other than Silver Hand permit holders) or organizations with Alaska State Council on the Arts¿ explicit permission. Courtesy Alaska Council of the Arts http://www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca/native.htm