Neelam brings success in the professional life and brings growth in career. It helps the wearer in the field of law and litigation
Iolite is a violet-blue colored, semi-precious gemstone. It is a member of the Cordierite mineral family. It actually is a magnesium, iron, aluminium cyclosilicate and occurs naturally. The name Iolite comes from the Greek word for violet. It displays a phenomenon called pleochroism, in which it appears to be in two colors when it is viewed from different angles. Few Iolites contain brown to reddish inclusions or platelets are very rare and are called ‘Bloodshot Iolite’. These are very precious.
Astrologically it is associated with the planet Saturn. It is used as a substitute of Blue Sapphire (Neelam) and has been found beneficial in providing success in the profession and gaining better financial status.
Good quality iolite are found in Indian subcontinent and are regarded to be of superior quality and in high demand. Deposits of Iolite are present in Myanmar (Burma), India, Brazil, Madagascar, USA and Sri Lanka.
Vedic rashi : Capricorn and Aquarius
Who should wear Iolite
Astrologically it is the gemstone meant for the people who have an ill placed Saturn in their chart. It is also suggested for the people who are addicted to alcohol or smoking etc and are not able to come off these bad addictions. It is helpful for the people who have a problem with irregular sleep.
Benefits of Iolite
Iolite is a substitute of Neelam or the blue sapphire and has been found to be beneficial in providing good results for the benefits of Neelam and hence is a good solution if someone wants to save money. It brings relief to the people suffering with the ill effects of saturn (shani) and especially found to be effective during the ‘dasha’ and ‘mahadasha’ periods of ‘Shani’. It brings success in the professional life and brings growth in career. It helps the wearer in the field of law and litigation.
It has got good healing power and helps in healing sleep disorders. It also brings calmness to the mind and soul of the wearer and helps him to think positively. It brings relief in psychological illness.
How to wear Iolite ?
Iolite gemstone is worn in the middle finger of the working hand. It gives best results if worn in silver. Generally, one ratti is considered for 10 kg body weight. So, when your body weight is near 60 kg or near to 60 kg, you need to wear a Iolite gemstone of 6 ratti. It is worn on a Saturday morning during Shukla Paksha (waxing moon) between 5 to 7 am. Before wearing it is to be dipped in gangajal. To charge it following mantra is to be chanted 108 times;-
‘ ऊँ शं शनैश्चराय नमः।’
Day and time to wear : Any Saturday morning of Shukla paksha (waxing moon)
Finger : middle finger of working hand
Iolite gemstones are semi precious and the price ranges between Rs 200/- to Rs 4000/- per carat depending on the quality and origin of the gemstone
Indian origin is a good choice.
A good quality neeli is believed to give adequate to good results as a substitute of Neelam. However, the primary gemstone Neelam or the blue sapphire would give the best results astrologically.
As per vedic astrology iolite ring should be worn on the middle finger of the working hand for best astrological results.
The Indian Iolite and Madagascar Iolite are considered of superior quality and are in very high demand.
Iolite of intense blue color and brilliant shine is of good quality. It also displays a phenomenon in which two colors are visible when seen from different angles. Bluish violet, Bluish purple and yellowish grey are some common color varieties of Iolite.
The Neeli which appears clear and transparent are of good quality. Natural inclusions are present in these gemstones and the ones which have minimum inclusions do not have any spots or inclusions are of good quality.