Rough Iolite specimens
These are small rough Iolite specimens, sold in two different quality grades.
The lower grade pieces are significantly larger, and are available in 100 gram packets. The higher grade pieces are sold as a 20 carat bag, which may be one piece, or up to six.
We refer to them as ‘grade A’ and ‘grade B’ but ultimately, this is just an ‘in house’ grade and may change if we ever start stocking higher grade pieces.
Grade B is a good mineral sample, or ideal for rock tumbling. Nice enough colours, but cloudy.
Grade A pieces are a decent quality specimen, good enough for lower end cabochons. While they are mostly eye clean, it probably isn’t worth faceting these – unless its a practice run.
The pictures you see here are representative of the products and are usually not the exact item you will receive. Where various grades are available we do try to photograph each grade – but some photographs are still on their way!