Iolite (Gem)

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Iolite (Gem)


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Inner Knowing

Know who you are and what you need to thrive. Feel hopeful and calm, and listen to your heart's urges. Activate the Third Eye for creative problem solving. Enhance shamanic practices and spiritual visions. Let Iolite guide you to quick personal growth!

Iolite Healing Properties


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It's a lovely stone, a little small, but perfect for how I intend on using it. I feel good about purchasing an ethically sourced gem.

Amber M. (New York)

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Energy Vibrations

Iolite has a cool, calm energy that helps us to settle easily into meditation, channeling, intuitive reading, shamanic work and other visionary spiritual practices. It opens the Third Eye and strengthens our ability to communicate with other dimensions and realms.



Ethically Sourced

Iolite from India

This Iolite comes from artisanal miners near Karur, Tamil Naidu, India. It may have been mined alluvially or in a granite mine, in either case it would have a low environmental impact and be relatively low risk for miners.

This lapidary hand-polishes stones in Mumbai, India. It is owned by two long-time friends and business partners. Unusual for India, factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly. It is also an exporter and sells exclusively at large gem shows.

I first met this source at the 2017 Denver Gem Show. Our first encounter was short since it was my last day of shopping and I had already spent most of my budget, but their polished stock was the highest quality I had ever seen. A few months later, we met again in Tucson and this time I made sure to visit them at the beginning of the show!

In 2019, I was able to sit down with both owners and have a lengthy conversation about sourcing. Unlike most lapidaries, they were willing to speak with me in-depth about how they ensure their business is ethical. We talked about individual mines in India as well as how they source from other countries. We also talked about how they treat their own workers and about the links between business, karma, and God. Their willingness to talk and their pleasure at the conversation made me eager to develop and deepen this relationship.

Iolite Healing, Mineralogy, and History

Published April 2018  •  Updated March 2024  •  Read Time: 7 minutes
Iolite is a gemology name for the mineral Cordierite.  Most Cordierite is dull grey or  brown, but on rare occasionally it forms fantastic blue-violet crystals.  These crystals often demonstrate pleochroism, an optical phenomenon in which an object appears to be different colors depending on which angle it is observed from. Iolites appear blue from most angles, but can be yellow or orange when viewed just right.  A skilled navigator can also use Iolite as a type of compass on cloudy days with remarkable accuracy.  Iolite helps us to see clearly and to know the truth beyond the surface.  Its energy  opens the Third Eye and reveals our true path. […]

Tumbled Iolite

What You’ll Receive: 1 Stone - 100% natural Iolite

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal. If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Taking Care of Your Healing Crystals

  • Fragile Crystals

    Be gentle, this stone is fragile & chips easily.

  • Crystals Keep In Shade

    Keep it in the shade to protect its colour.

  • Crystals Safe In Elixir

    This stone is safe to use in direct-infusion elixirs.

10 reviews for Iolite (Gem)

  1. Amber M. (New York)

    It’s a lovely stone, a little small, but perfect for how I intend on using it. I feel good about purchasing an ethically sourced gem.

  2. Michelle S. (North Dakota) (verified owner)

    The lovely iolite and Shattuckite arrived, and both feel “just right” — maybe the iolite most of all. The sun was shining brightly into my office when I opened the purple packaging, and I immediately saw rainbows in the stone — so beautiful! A friend right away.

  3. Christopher J. (Maryland) (verified owner)

    Possibly began to work before receiving it! Fast shipping! As described!

  4. Wendy P. (California) (verified owner)

    Thank you Julie, they are all lovely! Enjoying the yummy tea as we speak, thanks again!

  5. Danny B. (New Jersey) (verified owner)

    I love it. thank you

  6. Lorna G. (Utah) (verified owner)

    Another stunning gem, especially when backlit, carefully wrapped and packaged and shipped quickly. Thank you for the information as well as the tea! Also excellent communication with the seller!

  7. Jennifer S. (Colorado) (verified owner)

    Gorgeous little crystal! I’m excited to have a gemmier version that displays pleochroism and has tons of little rainbows! It’s perfect for me! Thank you!

  8. Michelle V. (Georgia) (verified owner)

    Thank you!

  9. Jennifer S. (Colorado) (verified owner)

    I’ve been wanting a gemmier iolite for a while now. I’ve been looking for one where I could see the pleochroism as I turned it, and this one fits the bill perfectly. It also has a ton of little rainbows scattered throughout. It’s very beautiful!

  10. Beth S. (Kentucky) (verified owner)

    Thank you for yet another extraordinary crystal. The gorgeous violet-blue of this gemmy little Iolite is astoundingly cool and pure, yet sure enough it has the pleochroism you describe on your site. When turned at some angles the violet becomes clear with a gold tinge. Love at first sight! I hope this Iolite and I will work together and achieve good things for years to come.

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