Size: Large 7mm-L x 6mm-W x 4mm-D
Size Small: 6mm-L x 5mm-W x 3mm-D
Qty: 162 Beads / Length: 15.5 in.
Weight: 20.5 g.
Iolite takes its name from the word 'ios' which is the Greek word for violet. Iolite has found fame in the gemstone world because of its vibrant color and occasional cat's-eye effect. It is thought that Iolite was also used as a mariners navigational stone as it could be used to filter the sky and the position of the sun could be determined.
Mohs' Hardness Scale: 7-7.5
Iolite - (indigo/ violet) represents the third eye chakra, which is located at the center of the forehead. Iolite helps calm an overactive mind. It separates the mind from emotion and allows one to see from a higher view point. Iolite stimulates the third eye and enhances visionary abilities, meditative attunement, and creative expression. Iolite is a stone for all the months, and resonates with the Astrological signs Libra, Sagittarius, & Taurus.