Iolite (also known as cordierite) is a magnesium iron aluminum silicate. This mineral is also pleochroic which means that it appears yellowish or bluish depending on the angle at which it is viewed. This sapphire look-alike is known as the vikings compass because it was used to determine the direction of the sun on overcast days.
This stone is said to enhance leadership ability, inner strength and self confidence by strengthening the auric field. It is also said to bring harmony in relationships. Iolite is helpful in fighting addictions and alcoholism.
Approx. 2.7" x 1.9"