Kyanite

The Weird and the Wonderful

The gemstone used to be called disthene, meaning ‘two strengths’, referring to its characteristic variable hardness. The gemstone is softer parallel to the direction to the cleavage, and harder perpendicular to it.

Pulverized kyanite crystals are used in the manufacture of spark plugs and other heat resistant ceramics.

History in a Nutshell

Kyanite gems of fine color and transparency are rare, and since the relatively low hardness and well developed cleavage make it comparatively easy to damage, its use as a gemstone is generally limited to earrings, brooches and pendants.

Om Shanti

Said to be one of the best gemstones for use as an attunement stone, Kyanite is known to induce tranquillity and calm, as well as enhancing communication and psychic awareness.

Used as a tool for mediation and relaxation, it is useful in opening the third eye chakra, enhancing creativity, broadening perception and improving one’s ability to better understand others.


Gemstone Family

Kyanite


Where in the World

Brazil
Mozanbique
Switzerland
Kenya
Norway
USA


Mohs Hardness

4.5 – 6


Color

Pale to dark blue
White
Grey
Green