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    Kyanite 5x8mm Chip Beads

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    Blue Kyanite Gemstone 5x8mm Chip Beads - ~86cm Strand.

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    $18.95

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    Blue Kyanite Gemstone 5x8mm Chip Beads - ~86cm Strand.

    Kyanite, the name derives from the Greek word kuanos also referred to as "kyanos", meaning deep blue. Despite the name Kyanite is an Allochrmatic crystal, so can occur in an array of different colours including blue, green, indigo, white, grey, pink, yellow and even orange. Kyanite is strongly anisotropic, meaning its hardness differs depending on its crystallographic direction. Kyanite can exhibit a cat’s eye effect (chatoyancy) but this is limited by its anisotropism and perfect cleavage.

    Additional Information

    Stone Type Natural
    Common gemstone enhancement and likelihood Heat Treated (Rarely), Oiling/Resin Infusion (Occasionally)
    Origin USA, India, Kenya, Switzerland
    Shape Chips
    Size 5x8
    Mohs scale ratings (hardness) 5 - 7.5
    Bead Care - Avoid the following... Chemicals, Heat, Soft material handle with care, Ultrasonic Cleaners