Iolite was the favourite stone of the Vikings, legend has it. Sailing on the Atlantic Ocean, miles away from safe shores, Viking explorers went to unknown distances, discovering America long before Christopher Columbus set sail to its beautiful fringe-coast, and before Amerigo Vespucci gave it her name. The Vikings were carrying a powerful, secret weapon — the stone Iolite. Looking through its transparent, glassy surface, it is believed that they were able to determine the exact position of the sun and so navigate through uncharted seas. It is also believed that the Vikings unearthed Iolite in the frozen wastelands of Greenland and in their homeland, Norway...Read more about Iolite history and myths

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