BLUE KYANITE PENDANT
A stunning, natural cornflower Blue Kyanite pendant. A beautiful example of world class Kyanite crystal from the Himalayas. This piece was mined and crafted in Nepal. This is the best one we have had for sale. The Pendant is in an elongated tear drop shape to show off the beautiful Blue colour.
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
Kyanite: 2.6cm x 1.1cm x 0.4cm, 3.07g.
3.4cm long including silver clasp.
Kyanite is a polymorph with two other minerals, Andalusite and Sillimanite. A polymorph is a mineral that shares the same chemistry but a different crystal structure with another, or other minerals. Kyanite is an attractive mineral that has a near sapphire like blue color in some especially nice specimens. Kyanite has a unique characteristic in that it has a wide variation in hardness, in the same crystal. The hardness of Kyanite is approximately 4.5 when scratched parallel to the long axis of the crystal and approximately 6.5 when scratched perpendicular to or across the long axis. Other minerals usually have variable hardness on different crystal faces due to a different concentration and orientation of the atoms in the structure. Diamond is one such mineral, a fact gem cutters take advantage of often.