Iolite

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Iolite

On this page you will find quality cut Iolite. All stones are cut to precise angles for maximum brilliance, oriented for color, and polished to a mirror finish. Iolite is a very under-rated gemstone. Before the 1980's it was mostly considered a collectors stone because there was so litte being sold, but today there is much more available. It is being used as a substitute for sapphire or tanzanite due to its blue-violet color and its lower price. Iolite has very stong trichroism. In one direction, the stone has a stong dark blue/violet color, from the side it will be grayish/yellow and from a third direction it will be light blue/violet. Iolite and Tanzanite are two of the gemstones that are becoming famous due to the publicity that shop at home networks are bringing them.



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Radiant Cushion Iolite


Stone: Iolite
Weight: 2.30 carats
Cut: 132 Radiant Cushion
Dimensions: 10.28 mm x 7.70 mm x 5.91 mm(d)
Color: Deep Velvety Purple with blue flashes
Clarity: eye clean/almost eye clean
Price: Sold
Item Number: Iol-02

Description: This is a very large Iolite with very rich purple color. It is pretty clean for Iolite with only 1 small veil that doesn't detract from the stone, and really can't be seen without a loupe. Great color, a little on the dark side, but at this size and price it is a steal.

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Iolite

Stone: Iolite
Weight: .50 carats
Cut: Oval
Dimensions: 7.5 mm x 5 mm x 3.5mm(d)
Color: Blue/Violet
Clarity: eye clean
Price: Sold
Item Number: Iol-01
Description: This is a nice small stone that looks alittle larger that it actually weighs. It was oriented for best color, so it is smaller, but the color is good. It would make a nice stone in a small ring.


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