- Iolite is also known as water sapphire.
- It is known as the Vikings' Compass as Vikings used the gem as a looking glass while exploring the oceans.
- It is thought to provide vision that assists in moving between the realms.
- It offers perspective and self-assurance.
- Iolite is thought to encourage creative self-expression.
- It is an alternative September birthstone to Sapphire, and the natural birthstone for those born when winter begins to mid-winter (21st December-18th February).