Iolite Mineral Specimens: also known as water sapphire or cordierite
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Natural Iolite Rough Specimens

Item: iolm130x-iolite-rough-specimens
available in several sizes, please see below to order
Natural iolite rough pieces found in India
These natural iolite specimens were mined in India. They are translucent to semi-transparent with areas showing grayish-purplish-blue color (see close-up photo at left shown held up to a light). See also a full view photo showing several of these natural iolite specimens. The best way to see the colors is to wet the material (or polish it!). These make great specimens of natural untreated iolite just as they are, although they are also suitable as lapidary rough to make commercial grade iolite cabochons, carvings, etc...

We have these natural iolite mineral specimens available in several sizes, please see below to order.

1.5 inch Natural Iolite Rough Specimens

Item: iolm130-1p5-iolite-rough-specimens
Price: $11.95

2 inch Natural Iolite Rough Specimens

Item: iolm130-2-iolite-rough-specimens
Price: $16.95

2.5 inch Natural Iolite Rough Specimens

Item: iolm130-2p5-iolite-rough-specimens
Price: $24.50

3 inch Natural Iolite Rough Specimens

Item: iolm130-3-iolite-rough-specimens
Price: $32.50


Iolite Specimen, 179.3 carats

This unique item is sold.
Item: iolm119
179.3 carats
2.2" x 1.2" x 0.9"
Mined in Tanzania
Price: $21.50
This natural specimen of iolite was mined in Tanzania. The iolite has areas with blue-violet natural color. It is translucent to semi-transparent.

1283.6 carat Iolite Specimen

This unique item is sold.
Item: iolm118
1283.6 carats (weighs over 1/2 pound!)
3.4" x 2.7" x 1.9"
Mined in Tanzania
Price: $385.08
This natural specimen of iolite was mined in Tanzania. The iolite has beautiful deep blue-violet natural color. It is translucent to semi-transparent, and it has some small gem grade areas. It looks like a huge piece of tanzanite! The photo at left shows a close-up of one end, see also a full-view photo.

Iolite Specimen, 60.7 carats

This unique item is sold.
Item: iolm127
60.7 carats
1.1" x 0.8" x 0.7"
Mined in Tanzania
Price: $82.50
This natural specimen of iolite was mined in Tanzania. The iolite has areas with deep blue-violet natural color, and at 90 degrees it becomes nearly colorless to light brown. It is transparent with small gem grade areas.

Iolite Specimen, 84.1 carats

This unique item is sold.
Item: iolm128
84.1 carats
1.5" x 1.1" x 0.7"
Mined in Tanzania
Price: $114.50
This natural specimen of iolite was mined in Tanzania. The iolite has areas with deep blue-violet natural color, and at 90 degrees it becomes nearly colorless to light brown. It is transparent with gem grade areas.The photo at left shows a side-view, see also a another-view photo.

Iolite Specimen, 94.15 carats

This unique item is sold.
Item: iolm129
94.15 carats
1.3" x 1.1" x 0.7"
Mined in Tanzania
Price: $126.50
This natural specimen of iolite was mined in Tanzania. The iolite has areas with deep blue-violet natural color, and at 90 degrees it becomes nearly colorless to light brown. It is transparent with gem grade areas.
 


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Last Updated: March 27, 2015
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