Iolite

Iolite

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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!

OriginIndia
PolishShiny & Smooth
QualityAA (quality chart)
ShapeRounded
TransparencyTranslucent to Opaque
Average SizeVaries (size chart)
Average WeightVaries
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Iolite Healing Properties

Ethically Sourced Iolite

Know where your crystals come from

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.

Learn More About Ethical Mining

This lapidary hand-polishes stones in Mumbai, India. It is a woman-owned and family-run business. Factory workers are paid fairly. The Lapidary is also an exporter that sells at gem shows in the United States and Japan.

Learn More About Ethical Lapidaries

I first met this source at the 2014 Tucson Gem Show. It was my first buying trip for my own store and I was nervous. Most lapidary owners were brisk and impatient with my questions, especially when I asked about the mines and the supply chains. But one man stood out to me as particularly patient and kind. He had been a wholeseller for over twenty years, yet he was happy to meet someone brand-new to the industry.

He took time to talk to me about the stones. They came from his home country of India and he was able to tell me exactly which state or territory each one came from and some of the conditions at the individual mines. When I told him that I wanted to source ethically, he said that it would be difficult, but that it was a worthwhile challenge. He made me feel like I could succeed, both at ethical sourcing and at being a business owner. I looked forward to a long business relationship with him. Sadly, he died suddenly in 2016.

I stayed in touch with his family and in 2017 met his wife, teenage daughter, and his father. This three-generation family has picked up the pieces and learned how to run the business. His wife had never worked before, but she gracefully stepped into her new role as a business owner. Her father-in-law offers practical and moral support, but makes sure that everyone knows that SHE is the boss and that checks should be written directly to her. The family continues to be supportive of my efforts to ethically source. More than any other lapidary, they are willing to speak openly with me about the difficult parts of the industry. They have invited me to visit them in India, to visit the mines and their lapidary. The daughter is now a GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Graduate and is interested in reiki and other healing modalities. As she has grown up, she has become increasingly concerned about ethical issues.

  • Fair Wages

  • Woman-Owned

  • Environmentally Friendly Mining

  • Lower Safety Risk for Miners
What is Ethical Sourcing?

Iolite Healing, Mineralogy, and History

Published April 2018  •  Updated July 2022  •  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.

Color: Dark blue, may have white inclusions.

Taking Care of Your Healing Crystals

  • Crystals Sturdy For Pocket

    This stone is sturdy enough to be carried daily.

  • 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.

Learn About Safe Handling

Shipping

All Orders are shipped Next Business Day

  • Domestic First-Class averages 3-7 days.
  • International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Environmentally-Friendly Materials

  • Shipping envelopes, paperwork & boxes are recyclable
  • Shipping peanuts & bubble-wrap are biodegradable
  • ‘Plastic’ bags are plant-based & compostable

5 reviews for Iolite

  1. Valentine S. (Nebraska) (verified owner)

    So freaking gorgeous!! Julie was so patient and responsive with me and my O.C.D. and super fast shipping. I love this shop and my crystal so very much.

  2. Carolyn G. California) (verified owner)

    Thank you so much Julie! I’ve been so happy with my orders and you’ll likely see me again the future! Thank you also for the care you put into your work.

  3. Hannah B. (Indiana) (verified owner)

    Beautiful stone with great energy! Crystals shipped quickly and were carefully packaged. Thank you! :)

  4. Joe K (New York) (verified owner)

    I absolutely love the iolites. They are exactly what I was looking for. Perfect pocket size !

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

    I adore my beautiful dark blue Iolite! When I saw the little iridescent-looking places on some of them in your photo I hoped I’d get one with a few sparkles. The glittery flashes in this big, gorgeous stone exceed all expectations. In the sunlight it’s alive with sparkles! Though you described these as opaque, it has wonderful semitranslucent places in it, a sense of layers and depths. This stone is subtle in color and feel, yet excitingly alive.

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