Iolite is another name for the mineral cordierite. Transparent specimens of iolite can show strong pleochrism with blue-violet colors changing to nearly colorless as you turn the iolite in different directions.
Iolite has also been known as water-sapphire and also as dichroite in reference to iolite's strong pleochrism.
Be sure to see our Iolite Gemstones page.
We have iolite gemstones that were mined in tanzania and also some from India.
Our selection of iolite rough specimens also were mined at these same locations.
See our natural color iolite spheres and iolite linghams. They were handcrafted from large pieces of natural iolite rough that was found in India.
See also our pages displaying natural Iolite Jewelry with handcrafted iolite earrings set in 14k gold studs and also in 925 sterling silver dangles.
Our iolite bead necklaces have transparent faceted beads of genuine iolite. Be sure to see our iolite pendants set with superior grade natural iolite gemstones in 14k gold settings.
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