COLOR : Twilight Blue-Violet




ZODIAC SIGN : Taurus/Aquarius


About Iolite

  • Iolite is named from the Greek word “ios”, which means violet. Iolite is usually a dark blue when cut properly.
  • Iolite is a fascinating stone with an interesting past. Ancient mariners used iolite as a compass to guide their way to sea.
  • They noted that it would show different hues of blue-violet when held to the northern and southern skies. Ancients believed that it could unlock creativity in an artist.
  • Iolite has been know for thousands of years and was actually widely used by the Vikings and other sailors for its distinct properties. Iolite gemstones are known to have the effect called pleochroism
  • If the child feel excluded by the presence of a new step-parent as well as sibling conflicts occur place the Iolite stone in living area.
  • Use Iolite if family members have over-high expectations of you, or if your career path was chosen for you because of family connections.If family member exceptions is high




  • Iolite gemstone possesses a very important feature that is called pleochroism. This property possessed by a few other gemstones too, causes the gemstone to show different colors when viewed from different angles and sides.
  • When beam from one side the Iolite gemstone will appear a amazing bluish violet color and when beam from the other side, appears very ghastly colored and almost colorless. Because of this property the Iolite gemstone is difficult to cut. It needs to be cut by an expert to ensure that the gem stone shows the best color when viewed from above.
  • Iolite is a vision stone. Helps you to express your true self, free from the expectations of others.
  • Iolite releases differentiate within relationships.  It encourages taking responsibility for yourself, overcoming codependency within your partnership.
  • Iolite creates a strong constitution, ridding the body of fatty deposits.  It diminishes the effect of alcohol and supports detoxification and regeneration of the liver.
  • Iolite enhances intuition.



Healing Properties

  • Iolite supports the healing of the eyes, enhance and activte memory and helps with sleep imbalances.
  • Helps liver,helps cholesterol, diminish toxins, helps with malaria, and fever producing disorders such as chronic infections.
  • Iolite offers physical protection from disease & physical disorder.
  • Enhances leadership ability, power, inner strength, self confidence.
  • Iolite balances the male/female aspects of one’s character and brings harmony within the self.
  • It increases the capacity to move forward, and allows for the understanding that the examination of one’s wounds is the most direct path to healing.
  • It build up a calm, positive state of mind, and helps in decisions on how to proceed.
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  • Iolite, if cut properly, will have three different types of features, one side will look like a normal gem, in this case violet blue, the other side when looked through will be clear like glass or water. The third side will have a yellow or honey tint, similar to today’s sunglasses. Iolite has been know for thousands of years and was named by the Greeks, the name means violet.
  • Today,In current market Iolite is creating buzz in the jewelry industry, because it is becoming very popular. It is very affordable and looks great in many settings whether it is a ring, bracelet or earrings.
  • Iolite is a mineral that is made from magnesium, iron, aluminum and silicate. It is found in many regions all over the world and is generally affordable. While the main uses for this gemstone is ornamental jewelry, there are other uses that this stone was used for including ceramic coatings for catalytic converters and as a polarizing filter.
  • It is well documented that the Vikings, including Leif Eriksson used Iolite to help navigate his ship. Once ships are no longer in view of the coast, one of the ways to plot your direction and course is to calculate the degree of the sun. Unfortunately, looking straight into the sun is not practical. Many sailors used Iolite as the first sunglasses to stare directly into the sun.





  • Iolite is abundantly found in Australia (Northern Territory), Brazil, Burma, Canada, India, Madagascar, Namibia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and the United States.


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