Joie de Vivre jewelry
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Blue-purple is the color of loebelia, hydrangea, grape hyacinth and morning glory: flowers whose vibrant colors catch our eye and pull us into the mysterious, at least a little. Blue-purple may be called indigo, violet or blueberry (deep shades) or periwinkle (lighter shades). Violet is the shortest wavelength "spectral color" (having its own wavelength), with a wavelength range of 380nm-450nm. Some people have "seen" ultra-violet light up to ~300nm.

If sapphire and lapis are celebrities of blue jewelry, then iolite and dumortierite are the somewhat overlooked but terrific stars of blue-purple. Tanzanite - a unique variety of zoisite - is also a beautiful gemstone, though lighter in color. Dumortierite is a stone that looks terrific in its natural state and takes on a different but pleasing appearance when dyed a deeper purple.

Swarovski crystal "dark indigo" captures a deep midnight blue-purple and "tanzanite" is not surprisingly a similar shade to the gemstone.

"Peacock" pearls refers to pearls a specific blue-purple shade that's a trade name used to describe the color of Tahitian pearls. Thankfully, dyed cultured pearls are available in similar lovely shades but without the high price tag.

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Bella Luna
Tall Tales
Winter Twilight
Balance
Tanzanite No. 2 Austen
Tanzanite No. 6 Chaudhuri
Breath
Circe
Blue Mood
Pleistocene Epoch
Holiday Party
Frozen
Fiery
Little Something
Simple Savvy
Winter Formal
Aegean
Mardi Gras
Monterey
Nautical
Sunburst
Sunset
Kyanite Earrings
Tall Tales
Tall Tales
The Rain Fell in Sheets

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