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Sodalite

Sodalite - properties, care, use in jewelry
Sodalite is one of the rare minerals that you will find in our bead store. According to some, sodalites were discovered in the early 19th century. However, there is evidence suggesting trade in these stones as far back as five thousand years ago. It definitely gained popularity at the end of the 19th century, when a British princess fell in love with sodalites mined in Canada. Currently, with the growing popularity of natural stones in accessories, sodalites enjoy even greater recognition.
Properties of sodalite
The structure of sodalite is extremely interesting from a chemical point of view. Its color comes from the relatively high sodium content in its structure. Sodalite is both a hard mineral (5.5-6 on the Mohs scale) and a delicate one. Interestingly, although we commonly use blue sodalites, they can come in gray, yellow, pink, and even green versions. However, our offer includes only blue sodalite beads. Sodalite beads are opaque and when polished, they have a glassy shine.

Sodalites are often confused with lapis lazuli and even used as a substitute. However, in the case of sodalites you will not find pyrite inclusions, only white, sometimes gray and purple veins, which are most often calcium compounds. Additionally, in most cases, the blue color of sodalite has greater depth compared to lapis. Interestingly, sodalites glow orange in ultraviolet light.
Jewelry with sodalite
The depth of color of sodalites and the unique structure of the stone mean that beads made of them often find their way into our clients' baskets. Sodalites are suitable for creating all types of jewelry, from earrings, through necklaces and bracelets, to rings. Depending on how you decide to combine them, you can get jewelry with a completely different character. An interesting proposition are bracelets and necklaces using different stones in the same color. You could use sodalite in combination with aquamarine, apatite or jasper beads. Blue amazonite and, of course, colored agate beads would also work well in such an arrangement.

To create men's jewelry with sodalite, we recommend combining it with onyx, volcanic lava and labradorite. And if you use sodalites instead of lapis lazuli, be sure to combine them with gold-colored semi-finished products! Interestingly, the mosaic of colors in sodalite beads makes them look great with both gold and silver accessories. On our website you will find sodalite beads in various shapes and sizes. We hope it will make it easier for you to create your dream accessories.
Sodalite - how to care for this stone
Sodalite is a stone with decent hardness. However, it is worth taking care to protect it from scratches. Therefore, it is worth storing both semi-finished products and sodalite jewelry in separate compartments or bags. Additionally, sodalites do not tolerate contact with bleaching agents, sulfur compounds and high temperatures. We recommend removing accessories with this mineral before cleaning the house or visiting the sauna.

Like most natural stone beads, you can clean sodalites with lukewarm water and mild detergents. Use a soft cloth to clean these minerals, remember that brushes may scratch the surface of the stone. After washing your beads or jewelry, dry them thoroughly. You can put dry accessories on or put them back in their place,


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