Highly polished Iolite round beads from Madagascar. These highly polished indigo violet Iolite beads measure 4mm round. The colors range from indigo, to violet, to just a hint of gold. No two beads are exactly alike in coloring and some of these Iolite beads are more transparent than others. This beautiful stone is also known as "water sapphire". Iolite possesses an array of healing properties including; detoxification, assisting in the healing of nerves and eyes, and enhancing digestion. Very importantly, Iolite is said to shrink fatty deposits. Now, that's a fine quality for a stone to have.