Blue Kyanite Top Drilled Diamond Cut 6mm Teardrop Gemstone Beads

SKU 21-007-276-97
Tip-Drilled diamond-cut kyanite gemstone teardrop beads, 6x6mm. There are approximately 100 beads per 15.5" strand. Mixed-color strands of kyanite teardrops, mostly blue (a few green or white), many with interesting black or reddish-brown inclusions. These sweet little drop beads have nice shimmer that we weren't able to capture in the photos. These briolette-style drops are not always available -- get them while you can!
Country of Origin: China
Bin: WH-H-12
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1 – 9$23.75
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A shimmery stone with unusual properties, kyanite can become the sparkle in a necklace or the spark plug in an engine. This aluminum silicate is a polymorph with andalusite and sillimanite, meaning it shares the same chemistry, but has a different crystal structure. Kyanite is commonly a deep blue, similar to sapphire, and is named from the Greek word kyanos for "dark blue." It is sometimes called "sappare." The color is not always uniform; it can be blotchy or streaky. The crystals are transparent to translucent, and are found in long blades or columns. Kyanite forms during regional metamorphism under elevated temperatures and pressures, in rocks such as gneiss and schist. While most minerals have just one hardness, kyanite has a range of 4.5-6.5; the hardness varies depending on which way the stone is scratched (because kyanite's crystals are so long and thin). Kyanite is seldom faceted due to difficulties in cutting, and remains an unusual collector's gem.

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85-115 beads, 15-16" strand





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