With its shimmering violet-to-blue colour and ability to change shades depending on the angle it is viewed from, Iolite has captivated since Viking times. Coming from the Greek word "ios", meaning violet, the Iolite gemstone is known as the Vikings' Compass. The legendary seamen used a thin piece of Iolite as a polarizing filter. By looking through the Iolite on overcast days, they could determine the position of the sun and navigate their way.
Iolite gemstones bring a unique sparkle to fine jewellery, especially when paired with Amethyst, blue Topaz and Peridot. Iolite's multiple colour display always catches the eye. Fall under the spell of Iolite. Our designers use this unique gemstone to bring magical colour to rings, necklaces, Iolite bracelets and earrings.