Like a crisp, dark winter sky, Iolite, in shifting shades of violet-blue carries the spirit of the journey, of dreams and intuition, of exploration and illumination. Iolite's name comes from the Greek ios, meaning violet, and is the gem version of the mineral Cordierite. Iolite helps in recovering balance and is recommended for those challenged by disorientation, lack of motivation, disorganization, and distraction. It strengthens the resolve to take on responsibility and carry through and provides self-assurance and endurance in adverse situations. It is an excellent source of energy when used for the elimination of debt and the responsible management of money.