Iolite is said to help build relationships and is a great gemstone for meditation plus helpful when dealing with addictions, including alcoholism. It will help in detoxifying your body as well as maintaining sobriety. An earth mined certified iolite will helps to awaken us to the inner knowledge that so patiently waits within each of us and furthermore help eliminate and release discord in relationships. Iolite enhances leadership abilities, power, inner strength, self confidence and executive ability. Also considered a great cure to consistent throat aches/nausea related issues. In India its referred to as “neeli” or “kakaneeli” and commonly worn on a Saturday in sterling silver ring or pendant as substitute of blue sapphire neelam gemstone.