This week’s Mineral Monday is kyanite, a beautiful blue stone, which is also the November 2016 Gem of the Month! As the Gem of the Month, kyanite will be on sale throughout November in all six shops at Nature’s Art Village. For more information on our Gem of the Month promotion please click here!
Kyanite is a beautiful aluminum silicate found in a wide array of colors including blue, green, orange, white, black and indigo. It is found almost exclusively in metamorphic rocks. Kyanite has blade-like crystals from a triclinic crystal system that can be dark and gem quality or more feather-like. These bladed crystals may grow up to a foot long! Sometimes it forms clear crystals, but these are rare – more often it is blue or black in color. Kyanite is also known as cyanite, disthene, and rhaeticite. It’s used in high temperature porcelain products such as spark plugs, electrical insulators, and acid resistant products. Kyanite is found around the world including in the United States, Brazil, South Africa, Switzerland, Myanmar, Kenya and Mexico.
Metaphysically, the energy of kyanite is said to be unlimited in application, making it one of the very best attunement stones. It helps in recollecting and interpreting dreams. Kyanite also facilitates meditation with a calming effect. The energy of kyanite is said to be accessible, gentle and balanced.
Visit The Shops at Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut to see our full selection of kyanite jewelry, rough and polished minerals, beads and more.
Check back next week for a new Mineral Monday!
Metaphysical and healing properties of crystals and minerals are not to be taken as fact. Metaphysical and healing information is collected from various resources as well as gemstone lore, and the information should not replace any advice given to you by your doctor. Nature’s Art Village does not guarantee any claims or statements, both made in our store or on our website, of the metaphysical or healing properties of crystals and minerals and cannot be held liable under any circumstances.