Intensity and saturation of rich blue describes the color of these Iolite stones. Taken from Kerr's "vault" of favorite stones that the artist has carefully collected through the past 25 years! Iolite is one of the most difficult stones to cut and to find enough faceted roundels to make a 28" length necklace that is quite an endeavor. Kerri carefully threaded these stones and then accented the strand with 14kt yellow gold filigree beads and clasp. The photo doesn't do the color of this necklace justice - it is stunning!