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Iolite Beads

Iolite beads (or Cordeirite) are a transparent and strongly pleochroic gemstone is dark blue, medium violetish blue and colorless. (Pleochroic minerals show different colors depending on which direction the viewer is observing the crystal.).Cordierite is named after the French geologist P. L. A. Cordier. The name Iolite is derived from the Greek ``los``, meaning violet. Iolite has been called `Water Sapphire` because of its resemblance to fine quality light Ceylon Blue Sapphire. Legendary Viking mariners used thin pieces of Iolite as the world`s first polarizing filter. Looking through an Iolite lens, they could determine the exact position of the sun, and navigate safely. In choosing Iolite`s color, consider the tone of the blue and violetish blue so that you have a stone with only a slight hint of grey. Clean Iolite with warm water, a mild soap and a soft cloth then lay flat to dry. Iolite is mined in Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Myanmar (Burma), Australia, Namibia, Brazil, Tanzania, Madagascar, Connecticut, and Yellowknife, Canada.
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58 products found in Iolite Beads

4mm Iolite Checkerboard Faceted Calibrated Coin Beads 12.5 inch 92 pieces
# 42080
  • $12.00

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2mm Iolite Micro Faceted Rondelle Beads 13 inches 220 pieces AAA
# 42109
  • $25.00
  • $15.00
6mm Iolite 2mm Large Hole Faceted Cube Beads Set of 10
# 42244
  • $18.00
8mm Iolite 2mm Large Hole Faceted Cube Beads Set of 10
# 42243
  • $32.00
6x4-16x10mm Iolite Faceted Freeform Beads 7 inch 62 pieces
# 41750
  • $60.00
6x5-15x10mm Iolite Faceted Freeform Beads 7 inch 66 pieces
# 41751
  • $60.00
4mm Iolite Micro Faceted Cube Beads 12 inch 75 pieces
# 41487
  • $28.00
4mm Iolite checkerboard calibrated faceted coins 12.5 inch 85 beads AAA
# 34186
  • $20.00
4mm Iolite micro faceted cube Vermeil Chain by the foot
# 34174
  • $28.00

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4mm Iolite micro faceted cubes 12 inch 80 beads
# 34179
  • $45.00
  • $27.00
2mm Iolite micro faceted rondelle Vermeil Chain by the foot 46 beads AAA
# 20376
  • $9.00
6.5x6.5mm Iolite faceted cubes 8 inch 30 beads AA
# 18893
  • $60.00
7mm Iolite plain coin Vermeil Chain by the foot
# 18937
  • $25.00
10x12-15x23mm Iolite plain nugget beads 20 inch 35 beads AAA+
# 19051
  • $329.00
10x8mm Iolite faceted nugget Vermeil Chain by the foot 21 pieces
# 18250
  • $25.00
8mm Iolite 2mm Large Hole Faceted Rondelle Bead Set of 10
# 17920
  • $25.00
6mm Iolite 2mm Large Hole Faceted Rondelle Bead Set of 10
# 17919
  • $15.00
9x7mm Iolite faceted nugget .925 Silver Chain by the foot 22 pieces
# 16705
  • $27.00
4.5-5mm Iolite faceted round Vermeil Chain by the foot 30 pieces
# 15352
  • $24.00
6.5-9mm Iolite faceted rondelle beads 13.5 inch 80 pieces AA
# 14568
  • $142.00
4mm Iolite Micro-faceted round beads 15 inch 99 pieces
# 21067
  • $20.00
3mm Iolite faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 182 pieces
# 12068
  • $22.00
5mm Iolite faceted round beads 12.5 inch 73 pieces AA Grade
# 12470
  • $35.00
6mm Iolite faceted rondelle Silver Chain by the foot 30 pcs
# 11422
  • $15.00