From the Greek word "kyanos" meaning blue, kyanite gleams a vivid royal blue hue, earning this gem comparisons to the finest Ceylon and Kashmir sapphire.
While the name kyanite has been in circulation since 1789, this gem was traded in Europe as sapphire up until the 20th century. Many believe the Himalayan variety is one of the highest qualities of kyanite deposits ever discovered. Found in 1995 in the Kali Gandaki region of Nepal, this gem owns a remarkable radiance and intensity. Suitability is one main attribute that lures jewelers to adopt Himalayan kyanite in their designs, since its deep blue flatters all skin types and complements a variety of settings, including sterling silver and yellow-, white- or rose-gold jewelry. Himalayan Kyanite is a unique polymorph that reveals an internal scope of hardness. It owns a flawless cleavage in one direction, a desirable feature also found in diamond. Gems of worthy color and size are readily available. However, exceptionally faceted stones larger than one or two carats are difficult to find because of the challenges in shaping them.
In 1995, Himalayan kyanite was discovered in the Kali Gandaki region of Nepal. It is located on the Nepalese plateau in the kingdom of Mustang and is one of the highest points on earth. The mine in Kali Gandaki began commercial mining operations 1991. We supply gem lovers with premium Himalayan kyanite gemstone jewelry.