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Sodalite

Lovely Sodalite cabochons, from intence blue to classic blue with white inclusions. Perfect for silver rings - the blue colour makes a great contrast to the silver.

 

Size: 14x10 mm

 

In stock:  ca 5

 

Price:USD 5.00

 

Sodalite is a rich royal blue tectosilicate mineral widely enjoyed as an ornamental gemstone. Although massive sodalite samples are opaque, crystals are usually transparent to translucent. Sodalite is a member of the sodalite group with hauyne, nosean, lazurite and tugtupite. Although it was discovered in 1811 in the Ilimaussaq intrusive complex in Greenland, sodalite did not become important as an ornamental stone until 1891 when vast deposits of fine material were discovered in Ontario, Canada. Sodalite is mostly known for its blue colour, but it may also be grey, yellow, green, or pink and is often mottled with white veins or patches. The more uniformly blue material is used in jewellery, where it is fashioned into cabochons and beads. Lesser material is more often seen as facing or inlay in various applications. Although somewhat similar to lazurite and lapis lazuli, sodalite rarely contains pyrite (a common inclusion in lapis) and its blue colour is more like traditional royal blue rather than ultramarine. It is further distinguished from similar minerals by its white (rather than blue) streak. Sodalite's six directions of poor cleavage may be seen as incipient cracks running through the stone.

Sodalite gives you health, strenght and happiness.


 

 

 

 

 

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Latest update: 28 augusti 2015