4mm square faceted AA quality ; $ 0.90 per piece ( imageis of AA quality )
AAAA $ 3 per piece
AAA $ 1.60
AA $ 0.90
A $ 0.63
In legends, ancient Viking navigators used thin slices of iolite as filters to help locate the sun on cloudy days. Whether or not the tales are true, iolite (mineralogists call it cordierite) can be fashioned into beautiful gems. Strongly pleochroic iolite has been incorrectly called “water sapphire,” as it can display a blue to violet hue in one direction and pale yellow to colorless in another.