IOLITE

IOLITE IS A TRANSPARENT, VIOLET-BLUE, LIGHT BLUE, OR YELLOW-GRAY MINERAL. IOLITE IS PLEOCHROIC; A SINGLE STONE WILL SHOW UP TO 3 COLOURS (IN THIS CASE VIOLET-BLUE, LIGHT BLUE, AND YELLOW-GRAY). IOLITE HAS A HARDNESS OF 7 – 7.5 AND IS FOUND IN SRI LANKA, INDIA, MADAGASCAR AND MYANMAR (BURMA).