IOLITE – is the zodiac stone for TAURUS,LIBRA & SAGITTARIUS.
IOLITE is known as the 21st wedding Anniversary gemstone.
Iolite helps to release causes of addiction.
Iolite encourages an individual to be independent.
Iolite is originated from the Greek word “ios,” or violet. Iolite at its best is a rich, violet-blue coloured stone.
Ancient mariners used Iolite to navigate around the world similar to a compass but Iolite only really helped to find direction of the sun on cloudy days which was important when sailing as the stone would be brightest if held towards the sun and this gave sailors direction that they were travelling so it was an extremely valuable gemstone in ancient times..
Natural Iolite may resembled better-known stones such as tanzanite or sapphire, however it is a more affordable gem complemented with the rich blues that are prevalent to the more expensive stones.
Iolite is the 21st anniversary gemstone ad makes ideal anniversary jewelry as gem quality Iolite is offered by gemstone wholesalers are value price compared to many other gemstones .
Iolite is a pleochroic, Iolite meaning a single stone showing many colours. In the case of iolite, these Colors are violet-blue, light blue and yellow-grey. These colour combinations led people to describe iolite as “water sapphire.”
Legend holds that Viking explorers used iolite when they ventured far into the Atlantic, away from the coastline that could help them determine position. Relying on iolite, they were able to determine the precise position of the sun and navigate safely to the new world and back. Thin pieces of iolite were used as a polarizing lens filter.
Iolite beads make stunning quality necklaces and compliments purple hues gemstones such as lapis lazuli, amethyst ,ametrine,Azurite
Natural Iolite rocks mineral is mined in India, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Brazil. Its Chemical Composition is Complex Mg-Al (magnesium aluminium) silicate and its Mohs Hardness of 7 to 7.5.
Iolite is available from gemstone dealers as loose gemstone parcel deals or as single gemstone.
For any investors, collectors or lovers of this Iolite gem, it is important to have a Gemological identification certificate for authenticity. This is an independent report, from an approved gemmology laboratory, issued by an independent gemologist.