Our Blue Topaz and Iolite Astoria ring is perfect for everyday wear or special occasions.
This simple ring features a cabochon, blue topaz stone with iolite attached on a silver link, in Sterling silver settings. A minimalist and comfortable design, perfect for everyday wear.
Perfect as a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself.
All Silver Scene jewellery comes lovingly packaged in a gift box.
This piece has been ethically designed and made by hand by Silver Scene Ltd in our workshops in Bali, Indonesia. It is an exclusive Silver Scene design with very limited numbers.
Blue Topaz and Iolite set in Sterling Silver, keep clean with an anti-tarnish cloth.
About the stone
Blue Topaz is the Birthstone for November.
Blue Topaz has been used in jewellery for over 2000 years. It was once believed that Topaz would protect the wearer from dark magic. In the 12th century Saint Hildegard, a German nun, believed that Blue Topaz could cure blindness by soaking the stone in wine for 3 days and then rubbing it gently on the eyes.
Blue Topaz is a calming stone. It is thought to help with communication, creativity and the ability to express yourself. Great for writers block and to aid with public speaking. It is also thought to help with decision making, promotes concentration and helps recognize truth and wisdom.
Iolite is the traditional 21st anniversary gemstone.
The name for Iolite comes from ‘ios’, the Greek word for violet and is commonly known as “water sapphire”.
Iolite is pleochroic- meaning it transmits light differently when viewed from different directions. The Vikings used this effect by using thin slices of the stone as a light polarizer to navigate their trips. By observing the sky through iolites, the Viking navigators were able to locate the exact position of the sun on overcast days and led to another name used for Iolite, “Viking’s Compass”. Only officially named in 1912, iolite has been used and admired for centuries.
Iolite is thought of as a vision stone. It is believed to aid in understanding and releasing the causes of addiction and helps to express your true self, freed from the expectations of those around you. Iolite is thought of as 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 endeavours.
At widest points, Blue topaz 0.5cm diameter approx. Iolite 0.5cm diameter approx.
Please be aware that as our stone jewellery is handmade and the stones are natural, dimensions and stone colours may vary slightly.