Iolite (Neeli or Kakaneeli in Hindi) is a violet-blue colored, semi-precious gemstone from the Cordierite mineral family, which exhibits unique visual property called pleochroism. As an astrological substitute of Blue Sapphire (Neelam), it is worn to achieve professional success, financial stability and mental strength. iolite Stone Benefits
According to the sacred scriptures, Iolite is the best upratna or substitute of Blue Sapphire gemstone (Neelam) to gain benefic results of planet Saturn. This gemstone is said to have some great metaphysical and healing properties that bring solace to people suffering from depression, disorientation and lack of motivation in life.