Named after “iolite” the Greek word for violet, it has a strong pleochroism which is an optical effect where the stone has two different colors when seen at different angles in sunlight. It was due to this effect that the stone was referred to as “Vikings’ Compass” as the Vikings used the stone to determine direction on overcast days.
Iolite is considered a “vision stone” it improves intuition, clearing thought processes, and increasing your understanding of yourself and others. It helps you to be yourself, letting go of others expectations of you. It encourages a calm and clear mind, giving you clarity in times of emotional stress, helping you find the best way to proceed.
Iolite is the gift for 21st anniversary.