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Certified Iolite-Neelie Gemstone
Iolite/Neelie is a transparent gem quality of the family cordierite. Iolite is a form of magnesium iron and cyclosilicate. Iron is always present in this mineral. Cordierite was discovered in the year 1813 and was named after the French Geologist Louis Cordier (1777-1861). Iolite/Neeli typically occurs in contact or regional metamorphism of argillaceous rock. Iolite has blue or blue-violet variety of this mineral family. The word “Iolite” has been discovered from the Greek word “ios” meaning “violet”. Sometimes this stone can appear sapphire like blue and sometimes as clear as water. The most desirable color of this stone is intense violet blue. From the top most, Iolite can appear golden yellow or honey color. It can sometimes be mistaken with tanzanite or sapphire, but it is softer than sapphire, and harder than tanzanite.

Iolite deposits are found throughout the world, but it is mostly mined from India. Some other sources include Australia, Mexico, Burma, Sri Lanka, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

Iolite Gemology
Color-Blue, Violet, Brown, Yellow, Gray
Appearance-Usually transparent
Rarity-Easily obtained
Source-India, Namibia, Australia, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Zimbabwe.
Category-Silicate mineral
Crystal structure-Orthorhombic, short prism
Mohs scale hardness-7-7.5
Formula-(Mg,Fe)2 Al4Si5O18

Benefit and Healing properties
Iolite/Neelie is a vision stone. It activates the third eye* and facilitates visualization and intuition. It stimulates connection to inner knowledge of the person. It is used in shamanic ceremonies and assists in journeys out of the body in contact with the auric filed.

Psychologically, It aids in understanding and releasing the causes of addiction and helps you to express your true self. It clears the negative thoughts and increases self confidence and self-esteem of a person. Emotionally, this stone removes difference within any relationships. It encourages taking responsibility for yourself.

Physically, It creates a strong constitution. It reduces fatty deposits in the body and removes the effect of alcohol, and supports detoxification. It cures the ailments of liver. This stone treats malaria and fevers, aids migraine headaches. It also kills bacteria.

Iolite Treatment
There is no specific treatment of Iolite is available for color enhancement, although synthetic cordierite is available for ceramics and other industrial purpose.

Iolite cut and shape
Iolite is cut to enhance color and shape. Fine gem appears transparent and translucent in appearance. Some stone have visible inclusions, especially in larger stones. The most common shape in which this gem is found is oval, pear and round shape. Fancy cut stones are used in jewelry making – rings, pendants, necklace and bracelets. It is also used in cuffs and hair pins.

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Vedic mantra for wearing
“Om sah shanicharaye namah”

Please note that all Gems are already energized (Pran Pratishtha) before sending to our clients by special Pundits and Purohits having in-depth knowledge of Vedas.
An auspicious day and nakshatra is chosen by client Name, Date of birth and Place by our Purohits.
A Matt is placed with its face towards East, North or North east while performing Pooja.
The gemstone is washed with holy Gangajal applied Kum Kum.
An incense stick is lighted in front of the gemstone and mantra is enchanted along with marigold flowers in according to the concerned gemstone.
The Name of the person, Date of birth is enchanted by closing the eyes by Purohits according to the concerned gemstone.
This completes the Pran Pratishtha of the gemstone and the person can directly wear this as it has already been energized.

The Six key steps in Examining a Stone
Whenever possible, examine stones unmounted.
Make sure the gem is clean.
Hold the unmounted stone so that your fingers touch only the girdle.
View the gem under proper lightning.
Rotate the stone in order to view it from different angles.

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