As we put collections together, sometimes certain stones take us by surprise. Maybe we see them at shows, appreciate them, but never really know how they would work in a collection. Until they just do. Case in point: Iolite. Not originally in our summer game plan, once we looked at Blue Lace Agate and Australian Opals together, we knew we needed Iolite in our lives. Iolite brings calm to its wearer and with it’s detoxification properties, it’s great for post-summertime poolside cocktails. But don’t be in a hurry to put your Iolite away after this season! It’s the wonderful depth of color needed against fall’s rich green shades.