Kyanite is a blue aluminosilicate mineral, typically occurring as long, blade-like crystals. It is named after the Greek word for blue, kyanos. Kyanite is found in aluminum-rich metamorphic rocks, formed after high pressure and temperature have altered the rock.
Kyanite comes in various colors, including blue, yellow, pink, orange, green, black, and white. However, blue kyanite is by far the most common type. The blue color is caused by the presence of titanium. The crystals are transparent to translucent with a vitreous to pearly luster.
Kyanite is a brittle mineral with a Mohs hardness of 4.5 to 5 when tested parallel to the length of the crystals. When tested across the short dimension of the crystal, kyanite has a Mohs hardness of 6 to 7. Kyanite is also a notable polymorph that is not affected by heat or pressure, meaning it will not change shape even when exposed to high temperatures.
Meaning And Properties
Ancient greeks believed that kyanite was a protective stone that had the power to calm a stormy sea. Sailors would carry kyanite on their voyages to prevent storms. But since kyanite is a soft stone, it wasn't easy to carve into talismans or amulets.
Today, kyanite is still associated with protection and is thought to be a stone that can calm the mind and help with meditation. It is also said to promote astral travel, lucid dreaming, and channeling.
Kyanite is believed to align and cleanse all the chakras without conscious effort. It is especially useful for opening and balancing the throat chakra. It is also said to be helpful for communication and self-expression.
CIt clears negative energy from the aura and helps to create a shield of psychic protection.
Enhance Your Life With Kyanite
Kyanite is a beautiful, unique stone with a wide range of benefits. Whether you are looking to add to your gemstone collection, need a powerful healing stone, or need a stone to help with meditation and relaxation, kyanite is an excellent choice.
At Declan's Mining Co, we have ethically and sustainably sourced kyanite from all over the world. We offer a variety of kyanite products, including loose stones, tumbled stones, jewelry, and more. Shop our selection of kyanite products today and enhance your life with the powerful energy of this one-of-a-kind gemstone.