Colour: white, orange, green, blue-green, blue, brown & black.
Hardness: 4 to 4.5 (along axes); 6 to 7 (across axes) following Mohs Scale.
Nature of Solid: Triclinic; long, flat prisms
Refractive Index: 1.710 to 1.734
Place of occurrence: Austria, Burma, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Tanzania, the United States (Connecticut, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia) and Zimbabwe.
The most desirable colour of Kyanite gemstone is sapphire-like blue. However, people usually go for the ones that suit their purpose, for example, the black Kyanite will have additional grounding and protective properties whereas the orange variation will activate and nourish the sexual energy centre. The raw form of Kyanite is the one that is most desired by travellers in a general sense.
As per wholesale gemstone dealer in India, KyaniteStone price usually cost an average of 500 INR per carat (or 7 USD approx). However, the treatment method used to give the desired colour, lustre or shape to the stone influences the market price of the stone. Kyanite stone price also depends upon the demand and supply in the market.
Benefits associated with the stone are:
Kyanite, though not being one of the more widely used and preferred gemstones, securely occupies its nice within the larger context of the gemstones industry on a whole. As such, one might easily hope to purchase a kyanite encrusted piece of jewellery, if the taste and preferences of the individual in question is as wide-ranging and variable as one can possible hope for.