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Iolite Gemstones

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The iolite gem gets it's name from the Greek word 'ios' which when translated to English would mean violet. An interesting thing about the iolite gem stone is that, certain iolite colors can closely resemble another gem namely, tanzanite. This is interesting because tanzanite is much more expensive as compared to iolite. If you had to describe the color of this gem you would say that it is a bluish-violet. In certain cases a higher blue tint can make the gem come close to the color of sapphire. Similarly more saturation towards the violet tint could make it appear like a tanzanite.

The gem stone has a durable hardness of 7.5 on the Mohs scale and this means that, it is suitable for all types of jewels. The color of iolite gemstones is stable, so you do not need to worry about color fade. As of today, iolite gems are not treated in any way. This means that the color is natural and this is a plus point for any gem stone. Cleaning and maintaining iolite gemstones is easy, general caution of physical impact which is applicable to all gem stone jewelry should be followed here too.

The gem stone has an interesting property referred to as pleochroism. Look at the an iolite from one angle and it will show a saturated blue-violet color, turn it around and it could appear colorless. This property of a gem showing different colors from different angles is gemologically named pleochroism. When a gem shows this characteristic, it requires a very experienced cutter to begin cutting with the right orientation. If this is not done, the gem might show it's best color from the side! This would be useless for any jewel. Kaisilver gem cutters have perfected the art of cutting such gems and are guided by our team of gem experts. It is believed that this color property was used by the Vikings centuries ago. Iolite helped give them a sense of direction when sailing on the high seas. Iolite therefore came to be known as the Viking's gem stone.

When choosing an iolite gem stone, buyers have differing preferences but some essentials remain the same. We have come across many men who prefer a very deep color for their iolite gem stone. The color is so saturated that little light gets reflected from the gem stone. The medium color iolite is generally the most popular, you can see blue and violet in the gem and the facets are visible through the top surface. There is a very pale violet variety of iolite gem stones too but, these are generally used in the lower quality wholesale jewelry. In any case, make sure that the gem you choose does not have inclusions and cracks that are visible to the naked eye. You might have to compromise a bit on this for iolite gemstones that are in the 4 carat and above sizes.

When you talk about the pricing of iolite gems, we will need to make one more reference to tanzanite. Buying single piece of few pieces of iolite gems allows you to handpick the gem of your choice. Few gem providers like Directstones provide complete customization for all gem stone requirements. With no minimum quantity restrictions, you can request for iolite in all color shades to be cut in the size and shape that you desire. These ofcourse will be handpicked and custom cut gems. Good quality iolite stones are in the 15 U.S$ to 50 U.S$ per carat range.

Kaisilver gems are handpicked and custom cut. We can provide a gem according to your requirement of shape, size and cut. You could also request for an entire set of matching gems to make a complete set of iolite gem stone jewellery. Remember that Kaisilver dominance in the quality gems sector extends to all gemstones and not just carnelian.

Our expertise goes beyond gems and extends to high end custom jewelry too. With a team of over 3,500 skilled craftsmen and 7 top notch designers, we can produce all types of custom made jewelry in gold or silver jewelry. We welcome even single piece orders in gold or sterling silver. You can choose a design from our website or send us images or sketches of your favorite designs. Since every jewel is fully custom made, metal, dimensions, design and gemstones can all be chosen by you.

big iolite gem stone, large iolite loose gems


A large iolite gem stone measuring 14mm x 10mm, oval and faceted. This is a rich iolite gem color, neither too dark nor too pale and lifeless. Given the good durability of iolite stones, you should grab this piece and make a tremendous mens iolite ring. Cut by some of Thailand's very experienced gem cutters, the large dimensions of this iolite stone are supported by a healthy weight of 3.8 carats. A very affordable price for a gorgeous gem, you pay just 140 U.S$ for this piece. Buy just the gemstone or use our services for a complete ring, pendant or other jewel in gold or sterling silver.

loose gem stones, iolite oval gem


This is an iolite oval gem with a very saturated color. Deep iolite gems like this one are preferred for mens rings. You need to know that not much color is visible on such deep iolite stones in normal light conditions. With a size of 11mm x 9mm, this iolite stone is well suited for just about any jewel. A weight of 2.2 carats ensures that the gem is well proportioned. A good price of just 70 U.S$ for this well cut iolite gemstone. Remember that we custom cut every single gem, so you could request for a matching set or something totally different.

loose gems, iolite stones in all sizes and shapes


You would regard the color of this octogonal iolite stone as a light color. While some iolite gem lovers like these pale iolite colors, they are not very popular in jewelry designs. At Directstones, the fact that we custom cut every gem means that you can choose the color of the gem too. We can therefore get you this same shape and size of iolite in a medium (IOL-01) or deep (IOL-02) color too. The size of this octogonal iolite gem is 9mm x 7mm, and the weight is 1.5 carats. The price per piece for this iolite stone is 45 U.S$.


Is Kaisilver?

Having established itself as the world's leading online custom jewelry provider, Kaisilver now extends it's merchandise line to include gems. While there is no shortage of gem stones in the global market, reliable sources for the retail buyer requirements are not many. Most retail gem dealers work with limited inventories, this reduces buyer options. Another problem with these small dealers is the lack of information and reliability when it comes to gem authenticity and value for money. Kaisilver with it's wide network of gemstone mining and manufacturing resources, is the best source for gems of all types, shapes, sizes and cuts. With a support team that is compromised of jewelry and gemstone experts, the advice and suggestions made by the team relate to your requirements and not to fixed sales targets. The website shows a small sampling of the gems that we offer. You can infact request for just about any gem on the globe. All gems are sourced directly from the source, closely inspected and then custom cut by our expert cutters. With a buyer base that includes fashion models, government officials, casino and resort owners, lawyers, financial experts, students and professors, doctors and surgeons, sportsmen and newsreaders we have become the preferred choice for quality gems and jewelry. By cutting out middlemen commissions and multiple agents, we provide great value for your money. Our large online operation does not stop us from welcoming even the smallest order. Gold and silver jewelry is custom made with equal attention to quality, material and craftsmanship. You can choose from our designs or send us detailed for the style and design that you need.


How To Order?

The process to order gems and custom jewelry at Kaisilver is similar. We do not expect you to make a rush purchase. We do wish that you take the time to discuss your requirements with our experts. They will be in a position to provide constructive suggestions that will guide you to make well informed buying decisions. Email all your requirements to provide as much inputs as possible to help us make relevant suggestions. For example if you are keen on getting a green gemstone but, are not particular about it being an emerald mention this in your email. Our gem experts might suggest a green tourmaline or even a peridot instead of an emerald. This suggestion would reduce our profit margins but will give you a gem that, is much cheaper and even more durable as compared to an emerald. When it comes to payments we offer some very suitable options. Paypal is the preferred form of payment, it is fair to the buyer and seller. The buyer when using paypal never needs to reveal credit card of bank information to the seller. We also accept direct bank transfers but prefer to do this on a case by case basis. When it comes to online transactions these days, both buyer and seller are afraid of frauds. It is quite possible that you do not feel comfortable working with us at Kaisilver. We sometimes feel a little uncomfortable with certain transactions too and prefer to keep away from them. There have always been fears of processing payments through Western Union money transfers. With the latest fraud reports, fake sellers and even fake buyers have been pulling off many online frauds using this mode of payment. At the same time we do understand that armed forces from the U.S who are stationed in various global positions sometimes have no other mode of payment besides Western Union. We therefore accept this mode of payment but at the same time, request you to avoid this mode if you do not feel comfortable using it. Shipping is done through FEDEX and you can expect a production lead time of around 4 to 5 weeks from the date of order confirmation and receipt of payment. Every jewel is fully custom made and requires the complete attention and concentration of highly skilled craftsmen. When it comes to gems, we could provide faster lead times and this can be discussed for each specific order.

Buyer Testimonials.

Below are a few comments from some of our buyers. As mentioned above we have a very serious interest in buyer satisfaction since our very existence depends solely depends on satisfied buyers. A high degree of repeat orders and a large number of orders being received through buyer recommendations has been at the heart of our success. Kaisilver buyers include people from all professions and walks of life. Fashion models, sportsmen, politicians, lawyers, financial experts, doctors and surgeons, members of the armed forces, newsreaders and journalists, students, casino and resort owners make up most of our buyer list.

.......received ring yesterday as you promised. it is stunning, more beautiful than i expected. the design and craftsmanship are outstanding. thank you again, it has been a pleasure doing business with you. i will highly recommend you to everyone i know, and look forward to doing business with you in the future. your entire staff has been professional and you displayed a high degree of honesty and integrity throughout the transaction. thank your staff and your craftsman for their incredible work. please feel free to use me as a reference as a EXTREMELY satisfied customer. take care, i wish you all well. Lt. Colonel James William Brady USA, Ret. Beverly Hills, Florida
Thank you very much for all your information and help with the production and safe delivery of the ring. It is indeed more than I had hoped forand I'm sure will be a winner with my wife. It is a shame that other firms can not be as helpful, you are all to be congratulated - Thank you again. Mr.Peter Keeble, U.K.

The ring arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful job. I will be looking at your website over the next couple of weeks to place an additional order. Your workmanship and pricing is excellent.
Thanks again,
Dr. David Williams, U.S






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