How To Wear An Iolite
Publised on Oct 27,2015
Iolite's popularity can be traced back to the period of the Viking's when they started charting the map of the new world. One of the special characteristics of iolite gemstone is Pleochroism, i.e. it acts as a polarizing filter when cut properly. Astrologically, iolite offers numerous benefits to its wearer. This gemstone is an excellent source of energy and as a result of which it offers several positive influences. Those who have been suffering from depression, disorientation and lack of motivation in life, are said to be especially benefitted from this gemstone. It has several healing properties and is known to offer solace to those who have been suffering through discord at family front.
How to wear an Iolite:
The Iolite or a Neeli can be made into a ring or a pendant in silver metal. If you are going for a ring, then it should be worn on the middle finger of the right hand on a Saturday evening during Krishna Paksha (descending moon) before sunset.
To prepare the ring for wearing, place it at the bottom of a metal bowl and add the following one by one: one:
1. Ganga Jal
2. Tulsi leaves (Indian Basil)
3. Unboiled cow’s milk
5. Ghee (clarified butter)
Recite the following mantra 108 times, to energize the ring
“Om Sham Shanishcharaye Namah”
Keep the ring/pendant for 5-10 minutes in the bowl and it can then be immediately taken out of the bowl and cleaned with water and worn on the middle finger of the correct hand.
Characteristics of a good Iolite:
1. A high-quality iolite is trichroic, i.e. it will manifest three different colors from different angles of the stone.
2. It should appear transparent to translucent in clarity.
3. Oily to vitreous in terms of luster.
4. The color of the stone should be intense violet, but not inky.
5. High specific gravity i.e. it should be heavier than an average stone of the same size.
In terms of artificial treatments, there are no such processes known which are undertaken in case of iolite. It is much more affordable than naturally occurring blue sapphire which makes it popular for jewelry purposes as well. Since, it is one of the harder gemstones, it is ideal for regular wear. At GemPundit, the collection of gemstones includes a wide variety of iolite gemstones to cater astrological as well as jewelry purposes.
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