Iolite is a remarkable gemstone that holds a special place in the metaphysical world. It's known for its purported healing powers and its ability to bring clarity to the mind. But what makes iolite even more fascinating is its rich history and the intriguing nickname it has earned - the "Viking Compass Stone." In ancient times, Vikings used iolite as a natural compass to navigate the seas.
We have a soft spot for iolite, especially because of its enchanting deep shades of blue and purple. Some say iolite can be a bit "selfish" when it comes to revealing its true beauty. You see, it needs to be cut just right to truly shine and share its hidden colors.
The iolite we have here is a lively 14.9-carat gemstone, and it's ready to reveal its true potential. With the right craftsmanship, it can become a radiant piece of jewelry that shares its enchanting hues with the world. So, this iolite is about to become a little less "selfish" and much more dazzling!
Total Weight grams: 2.98
Total Weight Carats: 14.9
Dimensions: 21.5 x 11.5 x 10
Notes: lovely open violet-blue, a few negative crystals are typical for material, not distracting. Stone shape suggests the possibility of fracture (note left side divot in vide), but no cracks light up with oblique fiber optic lights
Origin: Babati, Tanzania
Color: Open Violet-blue