Iolite:is a popular and interesting gemstone, and is the gem variety of the mineral
cordierite. It is a transparent, violet-blue, light blue, blue, rich blue-violet gemstone that
has been compared to a light blue Sapphire. It is this reason that it is sometimes called
a"Water Sapphire". The name "Iolite" comes from the Greek word for "violet", and has
a Moh’s scale hardness of 7.Iolite is found in Sri Lanka, Burma, Australia's Northern
Territory, Namibia, Brazil, Tanzania, Madagascar, Connecticut, and the Yellowknife
area of the Northwest Territories of Canada.
It is said thatIolite is helpful in discovering the lost parts of one’s self and hidden inner
talents. It is a stone of vision and creative expression. It is also said to help one to
eliminate debt by accepting responsibility which leads to successful management of
money; has been a stone worn by Shamans in the past to insure accuracy of visions;
and also believed to aid in the elimination of disharmony in relationships.