Known as the world's first polarizing filter, Iolite is very popjular for many different reasons over the history of time. Many early navigators used the Iolite as a lens to help them see further and expand their horizons faster.
This stone is recognized for its beauty and soft wonderful glow, and used throughout time in many different purposes in jewelry and other decorative pieces.
This stone can look sapphire under the right light and even display sheen of honey yellow under the right circumstances. The Iolite gets its name from the Greek word of "ion" which means violet. This gem can also appear purplish blue or dark purple depending on the cut and the quality of the gem itself.
Although the Iolite gem is not rare and readily available, it's celebrated for its darker blue colors and purity. For this reason most of these gems are found in warmer countries such as India, Sri Lanka, or Zimbabwe.
Typically the blue colors of this gem indicate its purity and it can make for a wonderful addition to any collection of jewelry or gems.
Although the Iolite gemstone is fairly tough and hard, it should still be protected when worn in high traffic type of jewelry. Bracelets and rings should be protected from impact or damage to prevent any damage occurring the stone itself.
This stone is very popular for use in jewelry because of its relatively low cost. Every single piece of Iolite jewelry found at Ana Silver Co. is handcrafted by our talented artisans. Using only the finest 925 Sterling Silver, there are no two pieces of our Iolite jewelry are exactly alike! See our stunning selection of Iolite silver pendants, unique Iolite silver rings, and dazzling Iolite silver earrings.Whether you are searching for the perfect gift for your special someone or looking to treat yourself, Ana Silver Co. has something for everyone! Our Iolite silver earrings are hypo-allergenic, and you'll be hard pressed to match our Iolite jewelry styling and prices. Come and check out what makes Ana Silver Co. the best jeweler in town today.