Kyanite rings are treasured for their beautiful deep blue sapphire like color, and this unique gemstone is a perfect choice for blue engagement rings, men's gemstone rings and affordable eye-catching wedding rings.
To find out more about this little known gemstone, take a look at the info below about the kyanite stone including properties, meaning, special care, price guides and tips that will help you to find a quality cut kyanite for the right price.
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The name kyanite is from the Greek word ‘kyanos’ which means blue.
And this intriguing blue gemstone displays a high amount of brilliance and fire when given a cut like a princess or brilliant round cut.
Kyanite colors naturally come in green, white, blue, gray, and black colors, but for most jewelry purposes the blue form of the gemstone is used.
The kyanite stone can be a challenge to cut, and will need some special
care, but overall a quality kyanite set ring will be cherished for many years to come.
What About Kyanite Gemstone Enhancements?
Unlike many types of popular gemstones which are commonly enhanced to improve their color - or durability - kyanite gemstones receive no enhancements at this time.
Kyanite is currently found in Brazil, Burma, India, Kenya, Mozambique,
Nepal, Russia, Switzerland, and the United States. (*Note: Until ethical
standards have improved in Burma, shoppers should avoid any gemstones
sourced from this country).
Kyanite is believed to gift the wearer with supernatural abilities including foresight, dreams with insightful messages, the ability to meditate deeply, and reaching into the subconscious to discover hidden truths.
Kyanite is also believed to be a calming stone which can soothe anger and agitation and lift depression.
Special Care for Kyanite Rings
Kyanite has a perfect cleavage rating, which means that the stone can split or fracture if it is hit from a certain angle on a specific point. Kyanite gemstones also have a unique type of hardness property because the hardness of the stone varies according to the angles being measured - and for this reason, one kyanite stone can have a wide range of hardness ratings across the stone.
Due to the gemstone's cleavage and hardness properties, those who wear
kyanite rings need to take care not to expose the ring to any hard blows
Kyanite costs an average of $50.00 per carat, but the value of a kyanite gemstone depends on the color, cut, and clarity of the stone.
The most highly valued kyanite stones are dark blue in color with a luminescent transparency and a uniform blue color throughout the stone that displays visual depth.
As this type of gemstone is difficult to cut due to its cleavage properties, a quality or custom cut kyanite gemstone will fetch a much higher price.
Stones which have a good eye clean clarity rating and which are free from obvious inclusions or blemishes are also valued at higher prices.
Larger carat sizes can increase the
overall cost of the ring, but the three most important C's for this
gemstone are color, cut, and clarity.
Shopping Tips for Kyanite Rings
Quality kyanite rings may sometimes be difficult to find because of the challenging aspects of cutting this stone - while plenty of round and polished kyanite stones are available, those with custom gemstone cuts are not so easy to find.
The two best options for finding a kyanite ring is to go with a ring which is set with a cut kyanite gemstone - or work with an experienced jeweler who has a history working with this gemstone.
A jeweler can take an uncut gem and cut, and mount the gem, in a ring design of your choice - which is a perfect option if you are looking for a stunning custom handmade ring.
But, keep in
mind that because of this stone's unique hardness qualities, it is
essential to stick with jewelers who have cut, and mounted, loose
kyanite gemstones before.
Remember what makes a valuable
kyanite: color, clarity and cut. Look for eye clean kyanite stones
which are a deep blue color with medium saturation and a good level of
Sadly, even though kyanite is a beautiful and medium valued gemstone, recently there has been a rise in kyanite
rings on the Internet made with brass rhodium plated bands. These types
of bands will quickly fall apart - and the same goes for any type of
gold or silver plated rings. For quality kyanite rings, stick with bands made of
solid sterling silver, platinum, palladium or gold.
not least, buy from retailers who offer a return policy with the ring,
and if you are unsure of the gemstone's authenticity or quality have
the stone checked by a local certified gemologist.
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