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Actinolite Enstatite Cats Eye Padparasha Star
Spinel Star
Alexandrite
Feldspar
Peridot Spinel Cats Eye
Alexandrite Catseye
Fluorite
Quartz Spodumene
Amethyst Fluorite Color Change
Quartz Catseye
Star Ruby
Ametrine
Garnet
Quartz Stars Star Sapphire
Andalucite Garnet Cats Eye Quartz Rutilated Star Sapphire 12 Ray
Apatite Garnet Colorless Quartz Color Enhanced Star Sapphire Twinstar
Apatite Cat's Eye
Garnet Color Change Quartz Lime Citrin
Taaffeite
Aquamarine Garnet Color Change Star Rose Quartz Star
Topaz
Aquamarine Cat's Eye
Garnet Tsavorite Rose Quartz Cats Eye Topaz - Blue
Beryl
Garnet Spessartite
Ruby
Topaz Catseye
Beryl Cats Eye
Garnet Hessonite
Sapphire Topaz - Mystic
Bronzite Garnet Star
Sapphire Cats Eye
Tourmaline
Chrysoberyl
Iolite Sapphire Color Change
Tourmaline Col/Chg
Chrysoberyl Catseye Iolite Cats Eye Sapphire Fancy Colored
Tourmaline Bi-Color
Chrysoberyl Stars Iolite 4 Ray Star
Sapphire White Tourmaline Catseye
Citrine
Konerupine Sapphirine Chrome Tourmaline
Cobalt Spinel Konerupine Cats Eye
Scapolite
Zircon
Danburite Kunzite
Scapolite Cats Eye

Zircon Cats Eye

Diopside Kyanite Scapolite Star Zircon 4 Ray Star
Crome Diopside Kyanite 4 Ray Star Scheelite    
Diopside Cat's Eye
Moonstone Serendibite    
Diopside Star Moonstone Cats Eye
Silimanite Catseye    
Dunilite Moonstone Star
Sinhalite    
Enstatite Obsidian
Sphene    
Enstatite Star
Padparasha
Spinel    
R.I. : 522 - 1.578 Hardness : 7 - 7.5
Chemical Comp. : (Mg,Fe2) Al4Si5O18
Density : 2.53 - 2.78
Crystal Group : Orthorhomic

Iolite - When Leif Eriksson the legendary Viking explorers ventured into the Atlantic, the Viking mariners used thin pieces of it as the world's first polarizing filter, to determine their position for navigation.

Extreme Pleochroism - is the property which made iolite so valuable to the Vikings. Iolite comes in different colours in different directions in the crystal. An Iolite cube will look violet blue, like Tanzanite from one side, colorless from the other, and a yellow from top. Iolites are extremely difficult to cut- to display the best color, due to the Pleochroism.

Also called Dichroite, Iolite is a blue silicate mineral that occurs as crystals or grains in igneous rocks, only as a result of contamination of the magma by aluminous sediment. When clean, blue iolite is sometimes cut as a gem; the stones from the gem gravels of Sri Lanka have been called water sapphires. Iolite has enjoyed a recent resurgence in popularity due to its affordability and similarity to tanzanite and sapphire at a much lower price.