Iolite’s origins lie in the Greek word for violet. Just like that flower, this gem’s colors range from light to dark blue and violet. Do you know what is very cool about this precious stone? The fact that it is trichroic. That means that it shows different colors, depending from which angle you look at it! The colors you see are usually gray, violet, yellow or even colorless.

Its major sources are Brazil, India, Madagascar, Namibia, Norway, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.

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