Kyanite: Blue blue and blue

Kyanite, a pure and true blue, like a summer sky or an icy lake, kyanite reaches out and draws you into its depths. The name derives from the Greek word kuanos sometimes referred to as “kyanos”, meaning deep blue.

Used as a semiprecious gemstone, it has found its way into society primarily in refractory and ceramic products, including porcelain plumbing fixtures and dishware, as well as electronics.

While it comes in gray, yellow, white and colorless, but the most popular and well-known is the blue or blue-green variety. Its shimmering surface gives it a 3D look, with beams shooting through it that look like a chunk of sugar candy. A rare orange kyanite was recently discovered in Tanzania. But it is most notably found in Brazil, North Carolina and Georgia, Switzerland, Serbia, India and Kenya.

Symbolizing energy balance, tranquility and stillness, this makes a good meditation stone. It encourages loyalty, honesty and serenity.
It doesn’t hold on to negative emotions or feelings, and so doesn’t need to be cleansed. A good stone to ward off anger, stress, confusion and frustration, replacing the negative emotions with calm and serenity.

For healing, kyanite is said to aid the throat, brain and muscular system, as well as heal infection, reduce fever and be a natural pain reliever.


available in 4 and 6mm round beadsKyaniteTubes KyaniteButtons

Some pieces using kyanite:

Kyanite with aquamarine and lapis lazuli


kyanite with aquamarine, sodalite, Burmese jade and amethyst


Kyanite with onyx, labradorite and [glass opals which are no longer being used]

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