Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Kyanite Dream


Kyanite's cobalt blue is like sapphire's, but the display of fibrous layers creates the almost metallic glare that is quite unique and unlike any other stones.

Kyanite is fairly newly recognized gemstone in that it had been often mistaken, sold as sapphire or valued equally to sapphire over the past three centuries. 

I wanted to set this teardrop cabochon into something not too simple but a little tribal chic. I like how it turned out and one thing I learned during the stone setting is that special attention needs to be paid not to scratch the surface. Mohs hardness for kyanite is quite low (from a certain direction) compared to sapphire!!

I realized that this was my first time working with kyanite.





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