Saturday, January 2, 2010

Iolite Gemstone

Iolite is a variety of the mineral cordierite which was named after French geologist Cordier. The other names associated with this stone are Dichroite and Water Sapphire. One can see three different color shades in the same stone of Iolite as a result of its Pleochroic properties like that of Tanzanite Gemstone when viewed from different directions.This gemstone is said to stimulate the third eye Chakra leading to clairvoyance. 

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