The name Kyanite is derived from the Greek word Kyanos meaning blue, and the most popular varieties display the most intense cornflower blues that appear to be almost like sapphire, as well as the greenish blues that are reminiscent of the aquamarine.
However, Kyanite’s easy to wear amiable color, unlike its sapphire and aquamarine counterparts, is actually quite affordable. As kyanite, it is fair to say, is suitable for most any skin tone and looks wonderful set into silver or any shade of gold. This striking color commands and air of individuality and brings self confidences as well as self esteem.
Kyanite is a rare polymorph that displays two separate hardness’s within one gem; a unique characteristic among gem types. Much like Diamonds, Kyanite has perfect cleavage in one direction, this combined with its varying hardness makes Kyanite quite a challenging gem to cut – thus the quality of faceting for Kyanite is an important value consideration. Like all fine gemstones, Kyanite should be treated with the respect it deserves.