Iolite is also known as 'Water Sapphire', and is believed to stimulate the imagination.
Price is per 14 1/2-inch string of these beautiful faceted blue-violet crystals - two different shades in the string. There is about 148 beads to the string, each measures 3mm x 2mm.
Newagers say iolite activates the third eye and helps reach a higher level spiritually, like out of body experience. It is also thought to help find direction in life, improve eyesight, and aid memory and weight loss.
Usually comes from Brazil, Sri Lanka or Burma - and the names comes from the Greek word meaning violet.