Sunstone Iolite


Peaceful Confidence 

See opportunities, instead of limitations.

Stay calm and clear-minded during chaos.

Manage your money and attract prosperity.

Be self-reliant and hopeful for the future.

Let Sunstone Iolite guide you on your path.

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Healing Properties of Sunstone Iolite

Spiritual: Sunstone Iolite has a very interesting energy that combines the warm joy of Sunstone with the cool calm of Iolite.  What both energies have in common is that they help us know ourselves, be true to ourselves, embrace our calling and confidently grow into our Highest Self.  Sunstone Iolite is a lucky stone that helps us to see possibilities where other people might only see limitations.  In particular, it helps us to recognized guides and friends, in unexpected places.  Sunstone Iolite encourages us to see life as a merry adventure.  When we are going through hard times, Sunstone Iolite helps us to see these moments as part of our Hero’s Journey, something we must face but something we will ultimately conqueror. Sunstone Iolite is attuned to the Solar Plexus (3rd) and Third Eye (6th) Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Taurus, Leo, Libra and Sagittarius. It is connected to the element of Wind and Fire and vibrates to the numbers 1 and 7.

Emotional: Sunstone Iolite is a fantastic crystal to work with when life feels messy and we feel ourselves getting triggered or overwhelmed.  It helps us to quickly re-ground and calmly assess the situation, without letting negative emotions get the best of us.  It helps us to think clearly and logically about whatever is happening, and even helps us to find the humor in stressful situations.   Sunstone Iolite helps us to successfully ride the emotional waves of the moment with grace and goodwill.  It keeps our main priorities front and center, so that minor inconveniences don’t get blown out of proportion.  During times of transition, it helps us make changes more easily.  It encourages us to take a break when we are triggered and to encourage other people to take a break when they are triggered.  Once everyone has calmed down a little, Sunstone Iolite helps us communicate clearly and return to peace with one another. Sunstone Iolite has an empowering energy that brings self-confidence and a steady faith that all will be well.

Mental: Sunstone Iolite activates our problem-solving skills.  It encourages both logical and intuitive thinking, and brings us a fresh new perspective when we need one.  When faced with a complex problem, Sunstone Iolite helps us to plan each step wisely and to be confident that we will solve any unexpected issues as they come up.  Sunstone Iolite acts as an energetic compass, enabling us to chart our way forward to success and peace.  When used to support career goals, it helps us to find the right vocation that will use our talents and interests, while also rewarding us financially.  It helps us to manage money well and to attract wealth.

Physical: Sunstone Iolite is recommended for anyone who wants to be healthier, in mind and body.  It helps us to develop healthy habits and encourages us to be open to different ideas.  Sunstone Iolite helps us to see the potential benefit of embracing ancient customs, modern healthcare recommendations, and new age alternatives.  Instead of feeling like we have to follow just one path, Sunstone Iolite shows us we can chart our own unique path and figure out what works right for us and our body.  But Sunstone Iolite also cautions us about being stubborn or arrogant.  It asks us to see clearly and to make sure that what “works for us” actually does work.  Just because we want something to work, doesn’t mean that reality supports that desire.  Sunstone Iolite helps us to be honest, accept reality as it is, and to do what is necessary for health and happiness.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Sunstone Iolite

Sunstone Iolite, India

Rock Family: Silicate Rock
Major Minerals: Oligoclase (Sunstone), Cordierite (Iolite)

Color: Blue and orange
Gravity: 2.6
Hardness: 5.5-7.5
Luminescence: Red, orange or violet (long wave) / Yellowish-white, red (short wave)
Texture: Course-grained
Transparency: Opaque

Location: While Sunstone and Iolite are found as distinct minerals in numerous locations worldwide, the only known deposit for vivid Sunstone-Iolites is in India.

Rock Family: Sunstone Iolite is not a mineral, but rather a rock. An easy way to understand the difference is that rocks are like cookies and minerals are ingredients such as flour or sugar. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! In the case of Sunstone Iolite, it is a combination of the silicate mineral Oligoclase, more commonly called Sunstone, and the Cyclosilicate mineral Cordierite, whose gemmy variety is more commonly called Iolite.

Formation: Sunstone Iolite forms in igneous rocks such as Granite.

Mining: Sunstone Iolite is mined in the Southern Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, in the primary deposits still embedded within the host Granite. 

Enhancements: All Sunstone Iolites are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Synonym:  Iolite-Sunstone

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Sunstone IoliteNamibia

History of Sunstone Iolite

Sunset Iolite is a recent find for the metaphysical community and so are not included in any lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers.  By contrast, both Sunstone and Iolite, the two minerals that form this pretty gem have detailed histories, and should be studied to better understand this rare combination.

Ethically Sourced Sunstone Iolite


The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals. 

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.





The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is short.

The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.



The Mine

This Sunstone Iolite was artisanally-mined near Karur, Tamil Naidu, India.  

The exact deposit is unknown, but most likely caused only minor environmental damage,

and would have been relatively low risk for miners. 

Learn More: Ethical Mining


The Lapidary

This Sunstone Iolite was polished in Mumbai, India.

The Lapidary is a family business, owned by two business partners.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary


Sourcing Relationship

I first met one of the owners of the lapidary at the Denver Gem Show in 2017.  Our first encounter was short since it was my last day of shopping and I had already spent most of my budget.  But their tumbled 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 see them at the beginning of the show!

In 2019, at the Tucson Gem Show, I was able to sit down with both owners and have a lengthy conversation about sourcing.  Unlike most vendors, they were willing to speak with me in-depth about how they make sure their business is ethical.  We talked about individual mines they source from both 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 makes me eager to continue to develop and deepen this relationship.

Safe Handling of Sunstone Iolite

Sunstone Iolite

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Sunstone 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.

Origin: Tamil Naidu, India

Polishing Method: Hand polished. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.


  • Color: Mostly dark blue and bright orange, with some white in between the two main colors
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Irregular shapes
  • Size: Average size is 1.5 inches / 38 mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight is 1 oz / 28 g / 141 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.



  1. Simeon S (Nebraska)

    I received the Sunstone Iolite and I love it! Not many vendors have Sunstone Iolite and you sent me a beautiful one. It has some lovely Chatoyance and it’s large and heavy.

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