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.