Legends describe iolite as a way to strengthen one's eyesight. There are also many emotional attributes to the stone. Iolite has been said to enhance curiosity and achievement, guiding one through spiritual growth. It has also been said to overcome co-dependency with a partner. It brings friendliness and higher, purer thoughts, promotes charity and helpfulness. The stone awakens our hunger for the love of our whole self, aiding in accepting ourselves. Once we can accept ourselves truly, we come to understand that our level of self-acceptance reflects in our relationships with others. In terms of taking care of your iolite, do not use a steamer or ultrasonic cleaner on it. It is also important to avoid exposure of the stone to any type of chemicals, heat, or scratches. The best way to clean your iolite is using a solution of mild dish soap, warm water, and a soft brush.