Blue Kyanite Earrings


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Blue as the heavens and the sea

Rectangular Blue Kyanite shimmers with the blue of the ocean and an evening sky. These earrings are sure to garner some attention! Pair with jeans and a top or a cute sundress. The possibilities are endless!

3/8″ wide by 7/8″ long.  Your choice sterling silver ear wires or lever backs.

Kyanite’s name is derived from the Greek word ‘kuanos’ or ‘kyanos’, which means ‘deep blue’.   However, in addition to blue, kyanite can also be colorless, white, gray, green, orange or yellow.   With kyanite, color is typically not consistent throughout. In fact, most stones exhibit areas of light to dark color zones, along with white streaks or blotches.   Kyanite can be transparent to translucent.   Transparent specimens are most desirable.   Almost all kyanite stones will exhibit some visible flaws.
Kyanite is an interesting mineral in that its hardness differs on its horizontal and vertical sides. It is fairly soft when cut parallel to the long axis of the crystal, but is quite a bit harder when cut on the shorter side of the crystal.   Kyanite is fairly durable, but compared with many other gemstones, it is a little fragile.   A single hard knock or blow can split kyanite, so jewelry containing kyanite should be treated with care and kept away from other harder gemstones.
Kyanite deposits can be found in many locations around the world. Some of the most important sources include Austria, Burma, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Tanzania, the United States (Connecticut, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia) and Zimbabwe.   Orange kyanite was recently discovered in Tanzania.   Large teal crystals have also recently been found in Kenya’s Umba Valley.   Nepal is now widely regarded as one of the finest kyanite sources.   Nepalese kyanite is said to rival the blue color of fine Ceylon and Madagascar sapphire.


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