Friday, September 4, 2009

Kyanite The Blueberry Blue Gemstone

I have actually blogged about Kyanite before, mostly whining about how I don't own any LOL. Kyanite in its finest form is a beautiful blueberry blue color. It can be very expensive, and in loose form, I never seem to be able to get any. Ha, then I came upon this ring. HSN was selling this lovely Kyanite ring, and I just had to have it. I had to save my pennies, and hope it didn't sell out, it was on clearance. It is actually over 3 carats in weight, and a bit larger than I am accustomed to wearing. I have been wearing it all week, and it is quite comfortable. Kyanite is a very difficult gemstone for a lapidary to cut because it actually is variable in its hardness, and cleavage. Kyanite can have a hardness anywhere from 4-7 depending on how it is cut. It can also be found in a soft blue, with hint of violet tone of color. Due to its lack of hardness being set in a bezel setting is optimum, especially for me. I am hard on my jewelry, and this setting will largely protect the stone. Though I did not make this piece, one of the reasons I started making my own jewelry, was the expense of buying already made pieces. Due to the harsh conditions I put my jewelry under, I can not see spending a fortune on it, yet love lovely jewelry. When I sell my pieces, it is my ultimate goal, to make lovely jewelry, at lovely prices. It is not really a business for me, but more of a sharing experience. I hope everyone has an awesome Labor Day weekend. By the way there are still a few of these left. If you want one, better hurry.

6 comments:

Anne said...

What a beautiful ring! The stone is gorgeous! Happy Labor Day to you too.

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Stunning! Your site is so interesting. ; )
~Michele

betchai said...

i do not wear ring Melissa, but this one, I can really say is so beautiful and it really attracted my attention.

Melissa said...

Thanks guys, I love it.

Peridot Lovers said...

Kyanite The Blueberry Blue Gemstone It is very pricious gemstone or you can say diamond in all over the world. It has made by beautiful blackberry diamond looking very beautiful.

Melissa said...

Thank you

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