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ID: 4122568 pcs
thumb image of 2.2ct Octagon Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 412256)
2.17 ct Iolite
5.1 x 3 mm
$ 43.40
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ID: 2801336 pcs
thumb image of 1.2ct Oval Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 280133)
1.16 ct Iolite
4.9 x 3.1 mm
$ 6.96
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ID: 4127701 pcs
thumb image of 0.8ct Pear Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 412770)
0.82 ct Iolite
8.1 x 5.9 mm
$ 16.40
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ID: 4108644 pcs
thumb image of 2.2ct Marquise Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 410864)
2.23 ct Iolite
7.8 x 4 mm
$ 45.94
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ID: 4089075 pcs
thumb image of 1.9ct Pear Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 408907)
1.90 ct Iolite
6.1 x 4 mm
$ 39.22
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ID: 41045310 pcs
thumb image of 2.2ct Oval Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 410453)
2.17 ct Iolite
5.1 x 3.2 mm
$ 22.31
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ID: 2800729 pcs
thumb image of 1.7ct Oval Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 280072)
1.70 ct Iolite
4.9 x 3.1 mm
$ 10.20
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ID: 4106463 pcs
thumb image of 2.2ct Pear Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 410646)
2.19 ct Iolite
7 x 4.7 mm
$ 45.11
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ID: 3421531 pcs
thumb image of 5.1ct Pear Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 342153)
5.08 ct Iolite
15.3 x 10.8 mm
$ 238.76
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ID: 3379671 pcs
thumb image of 3.8ct Pear Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 337967)
3.83 ct Iolite
11.6 x 9.5 mm
$ 180.01
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ID: 3450021 pcs
thumb image of 1.5ct Pear Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 345002)
1.47 ct Iolite
9.6 x 6.5 mm
$ 44.10
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ID: 4088964 pcs
thumb image of 1.9ct Pear Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 408896)
1.88 ct Iolite
6.9 x 4.8 mm
$ 38.80
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ID: 3652081 pcs
thumb image of 4.2ct Pear Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 365208)
4.21 ct Iolite
13 x 8.9 mm
$ 163.26
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ID: 2800826 pcs
thumb image of 1.2ct Oval Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 280082)
1.21 ct Iolite
4.9 x 3.1 mm
$ 7.26
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ID: 4560661 pcs
thumb image of 0.6ct Baguette Facet Violet Iolite (ID: 456066)
0.57 ct Iolite
7.7 x 3.6 mm
$ 11.40
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ID: 4087714 pcs
thumb image of 1.6ct Pear Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 408771)
1.60 ct Iolite
5 x 5 mm
$ 33.02
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ID: 4122486 pcs
thumb image of 1.3ct Octagon Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 412248)
1.34 ct Iolite
5 x 2.9 mm
$ 26.80
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ID: 4302411 pcs
thumb image of 0.6ct Baguette Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 430241)
0.61 ct Iolite
7.5 x 4.1 mm
$ 12.20
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ID: 4301731 pcs
thumb image of 0.4ct Pear Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 430173)
0.41 ct Iolite
6.7 x 5 mm
$ 8.20
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ID: 4087684 pcs
thumb image of 1.9ct Marquise Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 408768)
1.87 ct Iolite
8 x 4 mm
$ 38.60
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ID: 4122527 pcs
thumb image of 1.9ct Baguette Facet Violet Blue Iolite (ID: 412252)
1.90 ct Iolite
5 x 3 mm
$ 38.00
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Iolite
The name iolite comes from the Greek "ios", which means violet. The Vikings probably mined iolite from deposits in Norway and Greenland. Viking sailors used iolite as a polarizing filter to find the sun on cloudy days for safe offshore navigation. Iolite is usually a purplish blue when cut properly, with a softness to the color that is quite attractive. The favorite color is that pretty, violet blue that is unlike other gemstones. Pleochroism is very pronounced in iolite and is seen as three different color shades in the same stone. In viewing an iolite stone, the colors violet blue, yellow gray and a light blue can be seen; all a result of pleochroism.

Its hardness of 7-7.5 makes iolite a suitable jewelry stone, though the presence of cleavage must be taken into account and some care taken, such as protection from blows. Iolite, a gem variety of the mineral cordierite, is an unusual stone indeed that is not commonly seen in jewelry. Iolite is known as the gemstone for clear vision.
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