It’s said the Vikings could locate the position of the sun by looking through a slice of iolite. The stone acted as a light polarizer and cancelled out haze and mist on cloudy days.
And if you know where the sun is, you can find your way…
A working silver compass necklace with two blue iolite gemstones, this is a Viking’s Compass.
This compass is a gift for somebody who is starting a 3 week trip to US on Friday night to undergo a bike race across America….it’s called the Race Across America (RAAM) and the team has been preparing for it for a year.
Individually handmade, the design depicts the four points of the compass with an iolite at its centre and the compass rotates on a spindle.
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