Sterling Silver Dragonfly Pendant with Iolite - The Dragonfly's Secret
Hammered sterling silver pendant with a lovely brass dragonfly who shares a secret with the wearer - a tiny purple blue iolite stone nestled in the back of the pendant.
The pendant measures 1 inch (25.4mm) in diameter, and hangs from a 17 inch (43.2cm) sterling chain with a handmade shepherd's hook clasp.
I also make matching dangle earrings for this pendant - they are the same sweet dragonfly design, just a bit smaller, on a 3/4" hammered sterling silver disc with french hook earwires. (Photo coming soon!) If you'd like the earrings with your pendant, just select the option in the drop down box.
I finish the chains myself, and can make them in any length up to 21" at no extra charge. If you would like a different length than the 17", please let me know in the notes section when you place your order. If you wish to have a longer length than 21" for the chain, I have a listing for additional chain lengths up to 30". Thanks!
About the Dragonfly and the Iolite stone...
Both iolite and dragonflies have special meaning for many people. Iolite is also known as the "water sapphire" and is believed by many to have special properties. Ancient mariners used iolite as a compass to guide their way to sea. They noted that it would show different hues of blue-violet when held to the northern and southern skies. Ancients also believed that it could unlock creativity in an artist.
Traditionally, Iolite is used to aid in meditation as it opens a path to inner knowledge and brings harmony to the self within. It is also used for its healing properties and is said to protect from disease and aid in sleep.
Dragonflies are also believed to have special meaning:
Dragonflies are reminders that we are light and can reflect the light in powerful ways if we choose to do so. "Let there be light" is the divine prompting to use the creative imagination as a force within your life. They are said to help you to see through your illusions and allow your own light to shine in a new vision.