Iolite comes in shades of blue, purple and grey. It is a type of cordierite that is very durable. The name Iolite comes from the Ancient Greek word ‘Ios’ which translates to violet. It contains a lot of iron for grounding and is a stone used for visioning at the third eye. Iolite is a crystal for communication and connecting to the cosmos. Tumbled stones are fairly readily available and inexpensive. They can easily be kept in a pocket for ready use. Iolite is also known as the “compass” stone, it helps you find your way.