The name of the pretty gemstone iolite is derived from the Greek word ios, which means violet. The blue and purple tones of this gemstone can vary, and it occasionally has the good fortune to have many colours. The name "water sapphire" is another name for this gem. Different cultures have admired and appreciated this stone over the course of history. Iron-based lolite has a vitreous lustre and a translucent appearance. Clear communication and a cosmic connection are given out by this stone.
Iolite is known for its excellent durability and ability to reflect various colors depending on the angle at which it is seen. This stone was also known as the Viking's Compass in antiquity. Ancient explorers used Iolite to guide and save their wooden ships across choppy waters. The Iolite Jewelry can be worn by any one who feels drawn to it but those born under the signs of Taurus, Libra and Sagittarius benefit greatly from this stone.