SODALITE

SODALITE
Discovered in 1806 in Greenland, sodalite did not become important as an ornamental stone until 1891 when vast deposits of fine material were discovered in Ontario, Canada. It has since been named Princess Blue after Princess Patricia who, upon visiting Ontario some time after its discovery, chose sodalite as interior decoration for Marlborough House in England. Although very similar to lazurite and lapis lazuli, sodalite is never quite comparable, being a royal blue rather than ultramarine. Sodalite also rarely contains pyrite, a common inclusion in lapis. 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.

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  1. SODALITE 22X15 FREE FORM

    sku: SO439
    £8.00
  2. SODALITE 22X13 FREE FORM

    sku: SO426
    £8.00
  3. SODALITE 20X13 FREE FORM

    sku: SO419
    £8.00
  4. 18X9 OVAL SODALITE

    sku: SO275
  5. 25MM ROUND SODALITE

    sku: SO213
  6. 3MM 40CM (APPROX) STRING SODALITE

    sku: SO250
    £18.00
  7. 4MM 40CM (APPROX) STRING SODALITE

    sku: SO251
    £19.00
  8. 5MM 40CM (APPROX) STRING SODALITE

    sku: SO252
    £16.00
  9. 6MM 40CM (APPROX) STRING SODALITE

    sku: SO253
    £18.00
  10. 8MM 40CM (APPROX) STRING SODALITE

    sku: SO254
    £29.30
  11. 10MM 40CM (APPROX) STRING SODALITE

    sku: SO255
    £32.40
  12. 8MM 40CM (APPROX) STRING CUBE SODALITE

    sku: SO257
    £12.00
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