PURPLE MARQUISE IOLITE

$320  

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CARAT: 1.25

COLOUR: PURPLE

CUT: MARQUISE

DIMMENSIONS:12mm X 6mm

 

Iolite Info

Mineral: Iolite

Colour: Violet Blue

Mohs Hardness: 7 to 7.5

Anniversaries: 21st Wedding Anniversary

Metaphysical; Growth, Healing, Energy

This silicate of aluminum, iron, and magnesium has two distinctive features a beautiful, violetish blue through slightly violetish blue hue derived from iron and a striking, eye-visible pleochroism. Its pleochroic colours differ with its bodycolour. Iolites that appear violet display light violet, dark violet, and yellow-brown pleochroic colours. Bluish iolites display colourless to yellow, blue-grey, and dark violet pleochroic colours. From some angles, then, a bluish iolite can actually appear completely colourless or yellow, and a violetish iolite can look brown.

Iolites are usually cut as faceted gems, but they are also frequently cut into cabochons.

The size range for a fashioned iolite is anywhere from 1 to 10 carats. Fine iolites over 5 carats are rare.

Information Source: www.gia.edu

All stones are sourced by Ele who is GIA certified in Diamond, Coloured Gem and Pearl Grading. She sources from reputable Australian suppliers. 

If you cannot find the exact gem you are looking for, please send us an enquiry so we can source to your specifications

Once you purchase your gem you can choose to have it sent to you, sent to someone else as a gift, book in for a custom design jewellery appointment or keep it safe in The Vault for future projects. Please indicate this in the notes at check out.