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NATURAL IOLITE / IOLIT / IOLIGHT
COLOR: Varies in color from sapphire-blue to dark blue-violet and yellowish-gray to light blue, depending on the angle of light. Iolite does not need to be subjected to treatments to improve their appearance.
ORIGIN: India, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Brazil.
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: Mg2Al4Si5O18 (Magnesium Aluminium Silicate)
CUT: Round, Oval, Pear, Square, Emerald, Marquise, Trillion, Heart, Baguette, Oval Cabochan, Round Cabochan
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 2.57 to 2.66
REFRACTIVE INDEX: 1.53-1.54 and 1.54-1.55
HARDNESS: 7 – 7.5
FORMATION: Naturally formed
UNUSUAL PROPERTIES: The most striking feature of iolite gemstones are the pleochroism property that it has. The property is caused by an optical phenomenon by which the grains of a stone appear to have different colors when observed at different angles. The iolite gemstone exhibits very strong pleochroism that can be seen with the naked eye. It shows yellow, light blue and dark violet-blue pleotropic colors when viewed from different angles. And therefore it leaves many people wondering what color is iolite. Iolite is believed to awaken the third eye, stimulate visions and connect one with one’s own inner wisdom. It is said that it helps individuals live in the present as well. Iolite can be an excellent aid for relationship issues, whether they be occurring in friendships, coworkers, parent-child relationships, love relationships, and so on. Iolite gemstones have also been known for many years; in fact back in ancient times it was used to guide sailors on their ocean voyages
USAGE: Iolite rings, iolite bracelets or iolite earrings, Amulets
WHAT WE SUPPLY: Best quality Natural Iolite in above mentioned Cut in different sizes.
Iolite/ Iolit/ Iolight is a very affordable gemstone and larger sizes are much less expensive than tanzanite which it is often substituted for