May also be used as a synonym for Cordierite
Activates the 3rd Eye
Stimulates Inner Knowing
Helps with Addictions
Chemical Formula Mg2Al4Si5O18
Composition Magnesium aluminum silicate, almost always with some iron.
“Gem quality iolite varies in color from sapphire blue to blue violet to yellowish gray to light blue as the light angle changes. It is sometimes used as an inexpensive substitute for sapphire. It is much softer than sapphires and is abundantly found in Australia (Northern Territory), Brazil, Burma, Canada (Yellowknife area of the Northwest Territories), India, Madagascar, Namibia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and the United States (Connecticut). The largest iolite crystal found weighed more than 24,000 carats, and was discovered in Wyoming, US.“wiki