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Nature of Material: Kyanite (KYE-an-ite) is a mineral species; tric1inic crystal system; chemical composition AbSiOs; also called Cyanite or disthene

Appearance: Transparent to translucent usually light to dark blue to green; may be yellow, gray, brown, or colorless; gem specimens often zoned in bands of blue, green, and colorless

Phenomena: chatoyancy (rare)
Variety and Trade Names
none known
Typical Size Range: usually up to 5 ct
Typical Cutting Styles: faceted
Optic Character: DR, biaxial negative
Refractive Index: 1.716-1.731 (± .004) Birefringence: .012 to .017
Dispersion: .020
Specific Gravity: 3.68 (+ .01, -.12)
Polish Luster: vitreous
Fracture: uneven
Luster: vitreous to pearly
Cleavage: perfect in one direction, distinct in one direction, parting

Identifying Characteristics
commonly color zoned, may appear fibrous
Hardness: 4 to 5 in one direction, 6 to 71/2 at 90° to it
Toughness: poor

Availability: scarce
Public Recognition: unfamiliar
Sources: Brazil, Burma, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Switzerland, US, USSR
Recommended Disclosures: Avoid rough handling.
The Meaning Of Kyanite

KYANITE - The stone of attunement and balancing

6th Chakra
Astrological Signs: Taurus, Libra, Aries
Hardness : 6 - 7
Vibrates to the numbers #5,#8, and #9

Keywords: Aligns all chakras automatically and immediately; bestows foresight, tranquility, tolerance, psychic ability, meditation and communication, channeling, spiritual awakening, help with speaking your truth. Encourages vivid dreams, clear visualization, loyalty, honesty and serenity

Metaphysical Properties:One of only two stones which never needs cleansing or clearing. Citrine is the other. A bridge between mind and matter, Kyanite is a powerful stone of manifestation toward reaching your hopes, dreams and desires. Kyanite is a calming stone. It helps to quiet the mind, dissolving emotional, mental, or spiritual confusion, and letting go of anxiety. Particularly good at dissolving anger and frustration, I recommend it for anyone in a learning situation.

If you are having difficulty with meditation, there is no better stone to wear. If you have difficulty in sitting still, your mind drifting to you current worries, or being distracted while meditating, Kyanite is one of the best stones to use. Its ability to calm and quiet the chattering, busy mind and enhance meditation is unequaled.

Color: Clear, blue, blue green. Also called Disthene.

Physical Healing Properties: Aids healing in the areas of the muscular system, epilepsy, sensory organs, throat and brain. Helps glandular function. Blue Kyanite is excellent for use on the throat

General Gemstone Details
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 is 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. Occurring in a wide variety of locations around the world, the best quality Kyanite hails from the Kali Gandaki Region of West Central Nepal and Tibet. Scientific Properties: Moh’s Hardness of 4 to 7 with a triclinic crystal structure. Gem quality kyanite crystals are colored pale to deep blue or possibly white, gray or green. Color distribution in crystals may be uneven with darker blue patches further towards the interior. Kyanite is found in metamorphic gneiss and schist and in pegmatite veins through metamorphic rock formations. Gem quality crystals can be found in Myanmar, Brazil, Kenya and the European Alps, Alluvial deposits are found in India, Australia and Kenya as well as parts of the USA. Kyanite crystals have two hardness values; they may be softer parallel to the direction of the cleavage and harder perpendicular to it.

Mystical Properties: Kyanite is a gemstone that does not accumulate negative energies, and it therefore never need to be cleansed or cleared. As the energy of kyanite is all but unlimited, it is said to be one of the best gemstones for use as an attunement stone. Kyanite is known to induce tranquility and calm, as well as enhancing communication and psychic awareness; as well it eases, enhances and supports mediation efforts. It is an ideal stone for wearing around the neck, as it has beneficial effects on the throat. It will promote the ability to speak more easily and express oneself more clearly, and will even assist in learning a new language. Anyone who is in a position where they are required to speak at great lengths would benefit from having kyanite around their neck.

Healing Properties: This stone is used to treat hearing disorders, eye ailments as well as issues with the sense of smell. Kyanite is also used as a tool for mediation and relaxation. It is useful in opening the third eye chakra, and to enhance creativity, broaden perception and enhancing the reach to better understand others. Kyanite is said to foster tranquilly, having a positive effect on ones dreams, visualization and foresightedness.

Magical Properties 
Energy: Not Noted
Element: Not Noted
Powers: Not Noted

Associations: Not Noted Not a traditional birthstone for any month. Stone of Aries, Taurus and Libra, Kyanite symbolizes lightness and lead to new and refreshing thoughts.

Chakra Classification: Placed on the 5th, Throat Chakra, Kyanite will lighten the soul and combat feelings of lack. Kyanite has known several uses for chakra balancing. It is told to align all chakras automatically and immediately, without even conscious direction. It may also be used to alight the layers of the aura, specifically the astral, ethereal, emotional, intellectual and spiritual layers, although this may take some conscious direction.


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