Iolite Mineral Specimens: also known as water sapphires, as dichroite specimens, and as cordierite specimens!

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Natural Iolite Rough Specimens

Code: 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 a close-up photo showing one of these natural iolite specimen held up to a light. 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

Code: iolm130-1p5-iolite-rough-specimens
Price: $8.95

2 inch Natural Iolite Rough Specimens

Code: iolm130-2-iolite-rough-specimens
Price: $14.95

2.5 inch Natural Iolite Rough Specimens

Code: iolm130-2p5-iolite-rough-specimens
Price: $19.95


Natural Iolite Rough Specimen


Code: iolm131
Iolite Specimen Dimensions: 2.3" x 1.3" x 0.6"
Mined in India
Price: $21.95
This natural mineral specimen of translucent iolite has blue-violet color. It is completely natural and has not been heated or treated in any way.

Natural Iolite Rough Specimen


Code: iolm132
Iolite Specimen Dimensions: 2.6" x 2" x 1.1"
Mined in India
Price: $54.95
This natural mineral specimen of translucent iolite has blue-violet color. It is completely natural and has not been heated or treated in any way.

Natural Iolite Mineral Specimen


Code: iolm133
Iolite Specimen Dimensions: 3.2" x 2.8" x 1.5"
Mined in India
Price: $92.50
This natural mineral specimen of translucent iolite has blue-violet color. It is completely natural and has not been heated or treated in any way.

Dichroic Iolite Rough Specimen

This unique item is sold.
Code: iolm137
Natural iolite rough weighing 43 carats
Iolite Rough Dimensions: 1" x 0.75" x 0.5"
Mined in Tanzania
Price: $43.00
This natural specimen of iolite was mined in Tanzania. This transparent iolite has deep blue-violet natural colors in one position when held to a light as shown, and then when turned 90 degrees some areas of the iolite become almost colorless to pale brown - evidence of its natural dichroism. This genuine iolite rough specimen is completely natural and has not been heated or treated in any way. See a photo at 90 degrees of this natural color dichroic iolite rough specimen held up to a light.

Dichroic Iolite Rough Specimen


Code: iolm138
Natural iolite rough weighing 91.2 carats
Iolite Rough Dimensions: 1" x 1" x 0.8"
Mined in Tanzania
Price: $68.40
This natural specimen of iolite was mined in Tanzania. The iolite is semi-transparent to transparent with deep blue-violet natural colors in one position when held to a light, and then when turned 90 degrees some areas of the iolite become almost colorless to pale brown as shown - evidence of its natural dichroism. This genuine iolite rough specimen is completely natural and has not been heated or treated in any way. See a photo at 90 degrees of this natural color dichroic iolite specimen held up to a light.

Iolite Rough Specimen

This unique item is sold.
Code: iolm139
Natural iolite rough weighing 168.8 carats
Iolite Rough Dimensions: 1.6" x 1.2" x 0.8"
Mined in Tanzania
Price: $84.50
This natural specimen of iolite was mined in Tanzania. The iolite has blue-violet natural color. It is translucent to semi-transparent. It is completely natural and has not been heated or treated in any way.

Gem-Grade Dichroic Iolite Rough Specimen

This unique item is sold.
Code: iolm136
Natural iolite rough weighing 72 carats
Iolite Rough Dimensions: 1.1" x 1" x 0.75"
Mined in Tanzania
Price: $144.00
This natural specimen of iolite was mined in Tanzania. The iolite has deep blue-violet natural colors in one position when held to a light as shown, and then when turned 90 degrees some areas of the iolite become almost colorless to pale brown. See another photo showing this natural dichroic iolite. It is transparent with a large facet grade area inside. This iolite specimen is completely natural and has not been heated or treated in any way.
 


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Iolite Sphere Iolite Gemstone

Iolite is another name for the mineral cordierite. Transparent specimens of iolite can show strong pleochrism with blue-violet colors changing to nearly colorless as you turn the iolite in different directions.

Iolite has also been known as water-sapphire and also as dichroite in reference to iolite's strong pleochrism.

Be sure to see our Iolite Gemstones page.

We have iolite gemstones that were mined in tanzania and also some from India.

Our selection of iolite rough specimens also were mined at these same locations.

See our natural color iolite spheres and iolite linghams. They were handcrafted from large pieces of natural iolite rough that was found in India.

Iolite Earrings Iolite Jewelry

See also our pages displaying natural Iolite Jewelry with handcrafted iolite earrings set in 14k gold studs and also in 925 sterling silver dangles.

Our iolite bead necklaces have transparent faceted beads of genuine iolite. Be sure to see our iolite pendants set with superior grade natural iolite gemstones in 14k gold settings.

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(iolite specimens are also known by their mineralogical name cordierite mineral specimens)

Last Updated: September 10, 2019
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