Collection: Iolite

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  • Iolite is a gemstone known for its pleochroic properties, meaning it can display different colors when viewed from different angles.
  • It is often referred to as the "Viking's Compass" as it was used by the Vikings to navigate the seas due to its ability to polarize light.
  • Iolite typically ranges in color from violet-blue to light blue, with some specimens exhibiting a grayish tint.
  • This gemstone is relatively hard, scoring a 7-7.5 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, making it suitable for use in jewelry.
  • Iolite is found in various locations around the world, including India, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Tanzania, and the United States.
  • In terms of metaphysical properties, Iolite is believed to enhance intuition, stimulate creativity, and promote self-expression.
  • When cut and polished, Iolite is often used in rings, earrings, necklaces, and other types of jewelry.
  • It is also sometimes used as a substitute for more expensive gemstones like sapphires or tanzanites due to its similar appearance.
  • Iolite is a relatively affordable gemstone compared to some other precious stones, making it a popular choice for those looking for unique and colorful jewelry options.