Iolite also known as the Neeli in the sacred texts is the Uparatna for Blue Sapphire. In some dialects it is also known as Kaka Neeli/ Kaka Nili. Profound in its impact wherein may people consider its powers equivalent to the Blue Sapphire this Gem in Sanskrit is also called as Shani Priya- Much Loved by Saturn. In crystal healing and Chakra healing Iolite is used for the crown Chakra. Iolite is a Pleochroic Gemstone exhibits very strong Pleochroism. Also referred to as Dichroite it exhibits intense Violetish Blue, purplish blue, Light Blue and yellow grey Colors when viewed from different angles.