Kyanite, whose name derives from the Greek, kyanos, meaning blue, is a typically blue silicate mineral, commonly found in aluminium-rich metamorphic pegmatites and/or sedimentary rock. Kyanite is a diagnostic mineral of the Blueschist Facies of metamorphic rocks.
Kyanite is a member of the aluminosilicate series, which includes the polymorph andalusite and the polymorph sillimanite. Kyanite is strongly anisotropic, in that its hardness varies depending on its crystallographic direction. While this is a feature of almost all minerals, in kyanite this anisotropism can be considered an identifying characteristic.
Kyanite is a rare polymorph that displays two hardness’s within one gem. A unique characteristic among gem types, like Diamonds, Kyanite has perfect cleavage in one direction.
The kyanite crystal leads to a calming effect on the inner world of images and stirred-up emotions. It stimulates happiness and and encourages a pleasant, peaceful nature as well as freeing us from frustrations and stress.
This blue-hued crystal also has the ability in encouraging confidence and conscious self-awareness.
For the body, the kyanite crystal fortifies the functions of the motor nervous system to improve mobility and dexterity.