Iolite (Neeli)

Iolite (Neeli or Kakaneeli in Hindi) is a semi precious gemstone, mostly found in shades of blue colour, which exhibits pleochroism.

Who Should Wear An Iolite?

Iolite stone is the birthstone for Virgo sunsign (23 Aug-23 Sep). In Vedic Astrology, Neeli gemstone is the rashi ratna for Capricorn (Makar) and Aquarius (Kumbh). Neeli stone strengthens Saturn (Shani) and brings professional success, wealth, prosperity and mental strength. Iolite gemstone is worn as a substitute for Neelam stone (Blue Sapphire) but is not to be confused with the same.

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Which Iolite Stone Should I Buy?

  • Iolite gemstone should ideally weigh at least 1/10th carats of your body weight. (60 kg body weight = 6 carat+ stone)
  • The stone should preferably have high clarity, pure color and no chemical or heat treatments.
  • For best effects of neeli gemstone, Indian Iolite gemstones are considered ideal.


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You may also read: Iolite Gemstone Benefits, Iolite Stone Prices, Substitutes for Iolite gemstone, How to Wear Iolite Gemstone

Neeli Gemstone Benefits

  • Neeli stone is considered to be the stone of healing, commitment and mental health. It calms the state of mind of the wearer, brings resolute thoughts and helps in keeping clear focus, thus increasing contentment and natural happiness of the person.
  • Iolite is considered to be a very favorable stone for the planet Saturn (Shani). Therefore, Neeli stone benefits the professional aspect of one’s life very positively. It increases perseverance, analytical skills, favors luck and increases success at one’s occupation.
  • Great benefit of Neeli stone is received by wearers who work in or own a business dealing in fuels, oils, paints, coal and iron etc.
  • In Medical and Physical healing, it is believed that Iolite benefits people who are suffering from substance abuse and addictions. Iolite stone is called the stone of sobriety and one of the benefits of neeli stone is to rid people from unhealthy habits like abusing intoxicants.
  • Iolite gemstone benefits the sleep cycle of its wearer. If Iolite suits you, then sound sleep, good dreams and a fresh mind will be some of the effects of neeli gemstone.


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Neeli Stone Price

  • Neeli stone price in India per carat depends upon Weight (measured in carats or ratti), Treatments and Quality (Cut, Clarity and Color).
  • Natural and Original Iolite price in India in rupees generally lies between Rs 300 per carat and rupees 800 per carat and above. Even though it is a beautiful and highly adored gemstone, it is relatively affordable because of its abundance.
  • To receive best astrological benefits of Neeli gemstone, you should choose the quality with Neeli gemstone price in India of Rs 800 per carat. Your second choice should be the quality with Iolite Gemstone price per carat of Rs 500. If your budget constraints are very tight, you can opt for the category with cost of Neeli stones in India of Rs 300 per carat. However, you should avoid the lower quality if possible since it is astrologically less effective than the better ones.
  • Price of Neeli gemstone per carat can be converted into Neeli stone price per Ratti by multiplying it by 0.9 (so, Rs 10,000/ct = Rs 9,000/ratti).

Most gemstone dealers sell heated and treated Neelis, which have lesser astrological effects, thereby not making you get your money's worth. Therefore, do ensure that you get a trusted lab certification mentioning tests for treatment.


At GemPundit, there is a stone for every budget. Our catalogue features the best Neelis for all price ranges and also other Saturn gemstones that are substitutes of Neeli gemstone.
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Neeli Quality

  • The quality of Neeli depends upon its Cut, Color and Clarity.
  • Neeli stone displays pleochroism, which is a phenomenon in which a gemstone reflects different colours when viewed from different angles and stances. Therefore, Iolite gemstone needs to be carefully cut to maintain the shimmer and brightness.
  • The colour of Iolite generally varies from smoky pale to deep violet blue and sometimes gray, green and yellowish brown too.   
  • For astrological purpose, it is preferred to have an Iolite stone with high clarity.

Where Should I Buy Natural Neeli?

Be careful as many dealers sell treated or heated Neelis having less or no astrological effects. Therefore, when you buy Neeli Online, ensure that you get a Lab Certificate of its authenticity from a Reputed Lab and that the dealer is ready to get the gemstone certified from any reputed lab of your choice (careful: there are fake labs as well!).
The seller should also have a clear refund policy and hopefully, a large presence (larger organizations are likely to be more careful about their brand and stay away from unethical practices).

You can buy Neeli online at GemPundit where the original Neeli stone prices are reasonable and quality, the best. We value your trust above anything else and therefore, provide a free lab certificate which ensures that your Neeli gemstone is 100% natural. Also, you can pay cash on delivery as we provide free shipping for our products worldwide. We also have a customer-friendly Return and Refund policy.

Which Is The Best Substitute For Neeli?

Neelis are worn as a substitute for Blue Sapphire (Neelam). Therefore, Amethyst and Blue Topaz are the substitutes of Iolite gemstone. However, substitutes (up ratna) are not astrologically as effective as the primary gemstone (ratna).


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How To Wear Neeli Gemstone?


The best choice as the metal for Neeli should be Silver.
The second choice as the metal for Neeli should be Panchdhatu.

You can select from a huge collection of Iolite jewelry like  Neeli rings, Neeli pendants and Neeli bracelet designs at We provide jewelry made from the finest Silver, Gold and Panchdhatu.
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Procedure For Wearing Neeli Or Iolite

Neeli is worn in the middle finger of the correct hand (Left Hand for left-handed people and the Right Hand for right-handed people).
The best time to wear Neeli gemstone is in the evening of a Saturday during the Krishna Paksh (Waning Moon).  The procedure for wearing Iolite is the same as Blue Sapphire. Also, you can read our blog entry on How to wear Iolite Gemstone.

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