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.

Iolite deposits can be found in numerous locations around the world. Most of the iolite gemstones available today come from India, but some other significant sources include Australia (Northern Territory), Brazil, Canada (Yellowknife), Madagascar, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Tanzania and the United States, including Wyoming and Connecticut.Hardness of iolite is 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale

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.

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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