Iolite (Kaka Nili)
Iolite ( काकानीली )
Iolite also called Neeli or Kakaneeli is associtaed planet Saturn. It is worn to strengthen Saturn in persons’s horoscope, so to get maximum benefits from it when stronly placed. It is also beneficial for people undergoing the tiring phase of ‘Shani-Saadsaati’, ‘Shani Ki Dhasa’ or ‘Mahadasha’.
- Indian astrology prescribes Nili stone for Makar (Capricorn) and Kumbh (Aquarius) rashi.
- Western astrology recommends Iolite birthstone for Virgo zodiac sign.
- Ascendants of Taurus, Gemini and Virgo can also wear Neeli gemstone.
|Carat Weight||Minimum 1/10th of the body weight. E.g. A person weighing 60 Kgs can wear a 6 Carat stone.|
|Color||For best astrological results, a bright medium to dark blue Neeli ratna is highly preferred.|
|Metal||Silver is highly recommended. Gold is usually avoided.|
|Finger||Middle finger of the working hand.|
|Day & Time||Saturday, Morning between 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.|
|Mantra||‘Om Sham Shanicharaya Namah’, ऊँ शं शनैश्चराय नमः।|
Iolite quality depends on its origin, Color, Clarity & Cut. It is better to have clear understanding of quality before buying Iolite stone.
Origin - Iolite gemstone comes from Myanmar (Burma), India, Brazil, Madagascar and Sri Lanka. Amongst all these origin varieties, Indian Iolite and Madagascar Iolite are highly sought-after for its superior quality.
Color - Iolite has strong plecochroism, means it shows distinct colors in different angles. Iolite being trichoic appears Violet, yellow & colorless when seen from different angles. The color on Top is given most importance. Gemstones with consistent Blue - violet color on top are preferred to those with yellow & grey tints.
Clarity - Iolite can have visible inclusions like fingerprints, minerals, metallic platelets etc. Iolite with no or lesser visible inclusions are preferred to highly included stones. Iolite with brown – Red platelets is known as ‘Bloodshot Iolite’.
Cut - Iolite displays pleochroism, means it shows three distinct colors when seen from different angles, so cutting an iolite becomes more critical. Ideally, iolite is cut in such a manner that the gemstone looks consistently blue – violet on top without any yellow tints.
Iolite Price depends on its Origin, Color, Clarity & Cut.
Origin - Indian origin Iolite is best in quality.
Color - Iolite stone of consistent Blue – Violet color is valued more. Stones that show undesirable yellow & grey tints are priced low.
Cut - Cut plays very vital role in appearance of iolite due to its pleochoism. Carefully cut Iolite shows more consistent & saturated Blue - violet color on top are priced more.